Ballot Simplification Committee Information – June 5, 2018 Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary

Ballot Simplification Committee meeting in a City Hall chamber


Ballot Simplification Committee meetings for the June 5, 2018, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election are scheduled to begin Monday, February 26, 2018.

The Committee must complete its work no later than 85 days before the election, which is Monday, March 12, 2018.

For any correspondence with the Ballot Simplification Committee members, contact Barbara Carr at (415) 554-4375 or by e-mail at

Information About Local Ballot Measures


Prohibiting Appointed Commissioners from Running for Office

Public Utilities Revenue Bonds

Prohibiting Tobacco Retailers from Selling Flavored Tobacco Products

Parcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District

Relocation of Professional Sports Teams

Additional Tax on Commercial Rents Mostly to Fund Housing and Homelessness Services

Additional Tax on Commercial Rents Mostly for Child Care and Education

Use of Tasers by San Francisco Police Officers

City-Funded Legal Representation for Residential Tenants in Eviction Lawsuits

When Information Becomes Available

Information about each measure will be posted before the meeting scheduled to draft the digest for that measure. Any materials that result from a meeting will be posted as soon as possible after the meeting. Timing varies depending on when the materials are available to the Department of Elections.

Information posted before a meeting

At minimum, the information will include:

  • Legal text of the proposed ballot measure
  • Draft digest provided by the City Attorney’s office, which serves as a starting point for the Committee’s work during the meeting.

Other information will be posted as available, such as:

  • Legislative digests for measures submitted by the Board of Supervisors
  • The City Attorney’s title and summary for initiative measures
  • Department analyses of proposed initiative measures required under San Francisco Municipal Elections Code Sec. 350
  • Correspondence directed to the Committee related to the digest of the measure

Information posted after a meeting

Information will be posted as available, such as:

  • Approved digest, with the deadline for Requests for Reconsideration
  • Correspondence shared with the Committee during the meeting related to the digest of the measure
  • Requests for reconsideration of an approved digest
  • Final digest that will be published in the Voter Information Pamphlet

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