Measures

The Department of Elections is happy to assist with your ballot measure submission needs.

 

For information about state ballot measures, visit the website of the California Secretary of State.

Qualified Local and District Measures

 

The Director of Elections determines the title and letter designation of each measure. The title of each measure is subject to change prior to letter designation. If the Department of Elections receives more than one proposed proponent or opponent argument for a measure, the Department will select one proponent and one opponent argument according to priority levels and, if necessary, by lottery. If an argument designated by motion of the Board is not submitted, the Department will select according to the next priority level.

The Department requests permission from each measure’s proponent to make contact information available to the public. If there is no contact information for a particular measure on this page, the proponent has not authorized the Department to release this information.

Ballot Questions (PDF)

*Persons who are entitled to submit the proponent or opponent argument for a particular measure may assign the right to submit the argument to another person or persons, provided that the assignee is eligible to submit an argument

**The Department of Elections will not be accepting Paid Ballot Arguments for Measure RR

Bonds
Letter School or City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
 
Health and Homelessness, Parks, and Streets Bond
Board of Supervisors info@sfrecoverybond.com    
Charter Amendments
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
 
Removing Citizenship Requirements for Members of City Bodies
Board of Supervisors      
  Public Works Commission, Department of Sanitation and Streets, and Sanitation and Streets Commission Board of Supervisors      
  Youth Voting in Local Elections Board of Supervisors      
  Sheriff Oversight Board of Supervisors      
 
Police Staffing
Board of Supervisors      
 

Business Tax Overhaul

Board of Supervisors      
Ordinances and Declarations of Policy
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
 
Real Estate Transfer Tax
Supervisor Dean Preston      
  Affordable Housing Authorization Board of Supervisors 415-212-9116
socialhousingsf@gmail.com
https://www.socialhousingsf.com/
   
  Parcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District Mayor London Breed      
 
Neighborhood Commercial Districts and City Permitting
Mayor London Breed anika@maggiemuir.com    
 

Business Tax Based on Comparison of Top Executive's Pay to Employees' Pay

Board of Supervisors      
District Measures
Letter District Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
RR
 CalTrain Sales Tax**
       

Potential Local and District Ballot Measures

 

Potential measures are posted upon submission to the Department of Elections. There may be other potential measures under consideration by the Board of Supervisors, the Mayor, or another agency that are not included on this page.

When a potential ballot measure is submitted to the Department of Elections, the Department requests permission from the measure’s proponent to make contact information available to the public. If there is no contact information for a particular measure on this page, the proponent has not authorized the Department to release this information.

For the November 3, 2020 Consolidated General Election, local and district ballot measure list will become final after the submission deadline:

  • Initiative Measures – July 6, 2020
  • Local Measures – July 31, 2020
  • District Measures – August 7, 2020

 

Draft Title of Proposed Measure Submitted for Title & Summary Title & Summary Issued Submission Deadline Proponent(s) & Contact Information Status

Charter Amendment: City Approval of Housing

2/12/2020 2/27/2020 8/25/2020 London Breed
 
Jesse Mainardi
Mainardi Law
315 Montgomery St, 9th Fl, 94104
415-735-1649
Proof of Publication submitted, awaiting signatures

Declaration of Policy: Local Elected Officials on Political Party Committees

2/6/2020 2/20/2020 8/18/2020 Steven Buss Awaiting Proof of Publication

Initative Ordinance: Regulation of Navigation Centers

2/10/2020 2/25/2020 8/24/2020 Larry Marso
Richie Greenberg
 
Larry Marso
588 Sutter St, #725, 94102
Proof of Publication submitted, awaiting signatures

Initiative Ordinance: Additional Tax on Gross Receipts of Businesses for Affordable Rental Housing Program

3/5/2020 3/20/2020 9/16/2020
Winnie J. Porter
Brett Wilkins
Simone Manganelli
 
415-952-0972
Awaiting Proof of Publication

Initiative Ordinance: Use of Herbicides on City Property

3/16/2020 3/31/2020 9/27/2020 Anastasia Glikshtern
Matthew Steen
Awaiting Proof of Publication

Calendar for Ballot Measures

 

Ballot measure submission deadlines and related schedules are set by law and cannot be extended under any circumstance. To learn more about what activities must occur during specified periods, consult the calendar below. Use the drop-down menu to filter the list for ballot measure activities.
March 3, 2020, Calendar for Ballot MeasuresNovember 3, 2020, Calendar for Candidates