Submission of Official Ballot Arguments for District Measure “RR, Caltrain Sales Tax,” for Inclusion in the San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, August 14, 2020 – The deadline to submit an official opponent argument associated with district ballot measure “RR, Caltrain Sales Tax” is noon, Tuesday, August 18.  The official opponent argument will appear in the San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet for the November 3, 2020, election. 

The argument submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Opponent Argument – noon, Tuesday, August 18
  • Rebuttals to Proponent or Opponent Arguments – noon, Friday, August 21

All ballot arguments must be submitted to the Department of Elections in person, with original signatures. To facilitate compilation of the Voter Information Pamphlet, submitters are encouraged to send an electronic copy of the text of each argument via email to publications@sfgov.org.

All ballot arguments are subject to a 10-day public examination period. These public examination periods allow an opportunity to review and possibly challenge the language of a proposed ballot argument before it is published in the Voter Information Pamphlet. During each 10-day public examination period, voters may seek a court order requiring changes to or removal of materials related to a ballot measure on which they are eligible to vote. Challenges must be filed no later than the end of the examination period.

The 10-day public examination periods for ballot arguments are as follows:

  • Proponents’ and Opponents’ Arguments – 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 18, until 2 p.m., Friday, August 28.
  • Rebuttals to Proponents’ and Opponents’ Arguments – 2 p.m., Friday, August 21, until 2 p.m., Monday, August 31

The Department is not accepting official proponent arguments since the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board authorized its Executive Director to author and submit the official proponent argument.  

If the Department receives more than one opponent argument, the Department will conduct a random selection of one argument at 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 18.

Further information about the November 3 election is available at sfelections.org or by contacting the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.

 

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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
sfelections.org

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