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

Bonds
Letter School or City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
A
Health and Homelessness, Parks, and Streets Bond

This measure requires 66 2/3% affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors info@sfrecoverybond.com

Mayor London Breed

Craig Weber

Charter Amendments
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
B Department of Sanitation and Streets, Sanitation and Streets Commission, and Public Works Commission

 

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors  

Supervisor Matt Haney

Larry Marso
588 Sutter St, #725, 94102
415-230-2390
larry.marso@cleancityhall.com
http://cleancityhall.com

C
Removing Citizenship Requirements for Members of City Bodies

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors  

San Francisco Commissions for All

No Official Argument Submitted

D

Sheriff Oversight

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors  

Supervisor Shamann Walton

David Pilpel

E
Police Staffing

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors sfyesonE@gmail.com

Supervisor Norman Yee

Quentin L. Kopp, San Francisco Taxpayers Association

F

Business Tax Overhaul

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors info@sfyesonf.com

Supervisor Norman Yee

David Pilpel

G Youth Voting in Local Elections

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors info@vote16sf.org

Supervisor Norman Yee

Richie Greenberg
877-495-4921
richie.greenberg@votesf.org

Ordinances and Declarations of Policy
Letter City and County Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
H
Neighborhood Commercial Districts and City Permitting

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Mayor London Breed nadia@sfsmallbusiness.com

Mayor London Breed

David Pilpel

I
Real Estate Transfer Tax

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Supervisor Dean Preston 530-723-2426
raya@fairrecoverysf.com
www.fairrecoverysf.com

Supervisor Dean Preston

Gwen Kaplan

J Parcel Tax for San Francisco Unified School District

This measure requires 66 2/3% affirmative votes to pass

Mayor London Breed  

Mayor London Breed

Quentin L. Kopp, San Francisco Taxpayers Association

K Affordable Housing Authorization

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors 415-212-9116
socialhousingsf@gmail.com
https://www.socialhousingsf.com/

Supervisor Dean Preston

Libertarian Party of San Francisco

(415) 625-FREE
2261 Market Street #6, 94114
L

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

This measure requires 50%+1 affirmative votes to pass

Board of Supervisors  

Supervisor Matt Haney

Richie Greenberg
877-495-4921
richie.greenberg@votesf.org

District Measures
Letter District Propositions Proponent(s) Proponent(s) Contact Information Proponent Argument Author(s)* Opponent Argument Author(s)*
RR
 Caltrain Sales Tax**

This measure requires 66 2/3% affirmative votes to pass

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

Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board   Dominique Monie, San Francisco Transit Riders Eric Garris

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

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