Invitation to Workshop for Submitters of Ballot Arguments for the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – The Department of Elections will host a workshop on the submission process of ballot arguments for and against local measures to be voted on in the November 5 election.

The workshop will occur on Monday, August 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48. 

Workshop topics will include the review of ballot argument forms, submission requirements and deadlines, and other material that may assist in preparing for the submission process.  

Participants are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, August 9, by contacting the Department at (415) 554-4375 or sending an email to

For local ballot measures, the argument submission deadlines are as follows:

Proponent or Opponent Arguments – Noon, Thursday, August 15
Rebuttals to Proponent or Opponent Arguments – Noon, Monday, August 19
Paid Arguments (City and County measures only) – Noon, Monday, August 19

A guide to submitting ballot arguments and ballot argument forms and instructions are available at


Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375


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