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Ballot Simplification Committee - June 2011

About the Ballot Simplification Committee

The Ballot Simplification Committee works in public meetings to prepare a fair and impartial summary of each local ballot measure in simple language. These summaries, or “digests,” are printed in San Francisco’s Voter Information Pamphlet, which is mailed to every registered voter before the election.


Potential election:  June 7, 2011, Consolidated Special Election  
Meetings begin: Monday, March 21, 2011
Completion deadline: Tuesday, March 22, 2011



The uncertainty of whether the Governor will call a special statewide election for June 7 has affected planning for Ballot Simplification Committee meetings. Normally, the Committee completes digests no later than 85 days before an election, which would be March 14 for a June 7 election. Although an election has not yet been called, the Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, March 21, to draft digests for local measures that would appear on the ballot if a June 7 election is called; the Committee is also scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 22, to review any Requests for Reconsideration of digests drafted the previous day. If, prior to the meeting dates, it is clear that there will not be a June statewide special election, the Ballot Simplification Committee meetings will be cancelled. 


Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, as mandated by the Sunshine Ordinance. Other meeting materials will be made available as early as possible. Please check often for any updates. More information about the Ballot Simplification Committee (PDF)

Agendas and meeting notices


Please scroll down for a list of the measures to be discussed at the Ballot Simplification Committee meetings and related documents. 
Student Assignment System 
School Board Salaries
City Employment for Appointed Mayors
Other materials for the Voter Information Pamphlet
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