What’s on the Ballot?

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On this page you will find information about local and state voter information guides, and contests that will appear on the ballot for the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election.

The contests that you can vote on depend on where you live and where you are registered to vote. To view your sample ballot, use the Polling Place and Sample Ballot Lookup Tool.

Voter Information Guides

The San Francisco Department of Elections prepares a Voter Information Pamphlet before each election, which is sent to all registered voters. This pamphlet includes a sample ballot, information about voting in San Francisco, and information about local candidates and ballot measures.

For state and federal elections, voters receive two guides: the Voter Information Pamphlet, prepared by the San Francisco Department of Elections, and the California Voter Information Guide, prepared by the Secretary of State. The California Voter Information Guide contains information about state and federal offices and state ballot measures.

You may bring these pamphlets with you to your polling place. Every polling place also has copies.To learn more about options for receiving the Voter Information Pamphlet, view this short video.

  Voter Information PamphletSan Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet Voter Information GuideCalifornia Voter Information Guide
When is it available online? Approximately 5 weeks before
Election Day
Approximately 4 weeks before
Election Day
Where can I read it online? voterguide.sfelections.org
November 2018 Voter Information Pamphlet (PDF)
November 2018 Audio Voter Information Pamphlet (ZIP)
voterguide.sos.ca.gov
When is it mailed? Approximately 4 to 5 weeks
before Election Day
Approximately 3 to 5 weeks
before Election Day
How can I opt out and receive by email instead? Use the Save Paper tool on
our website
Use the My Voter Status
Tool
on the Secretary of
State’s Website

Contests Appearing on the Ballot for the Next Election

The table below provides information about contests that will appear on the ballot for the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election.

For up-to-date information about candidates running for these offices, visit the Candidates page. For a list of potential local and district ballot measures, visit the Measures page.

Contest Districts Voting for Contest Contest Type Where to Learn More
Mayor Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Board of Supervisors,
District 5*
Supervisorial District 5 Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
City Attorney Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
District Attorney Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Public Defender* Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Sheriff Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Treasurer Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Board of Education
(one seat)*
Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Community College Board
(one seat)*
Citywide Nonpartisan Office (local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet

*This contest appears on the ballot because there was a vacancy, which was filled by appointment until voters elect someone to serve the remainder of the current term.