What’s on the Ballot?

Voter filling out a paper ballot

 

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 6, 2018, Consolidated General 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 6, 2018, Consolidated General 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
Governor Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
Lieutenant Governor Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
Secretary of State Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
Controller Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
Treasurer Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
Attorney General Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
Insurance Commissioner Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
Member, State Board of Equalization, District 2 Board of Equalization, District 2 Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
U.S. Senator Statewide Voter-nominated CA Voter Information Guide
U.S. Representative, District 12 Congressional District 12 Voter-nominated SF Voter Information Pamphlet
U.S. Representative, District 14 Congressional District 14 Voter-nominated SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Member of the State Assembly,
District 17
State Assembly District 17 Voter-nominated SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Member of the State Assembly,
District 19
State Assembly District 19 Voter-nominated SF Voter Information Pamphlet
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Statewide Nonpartisan (State) CA Voter Information Guide
Associate Justices of the Supreme Court Statewide Nonpartisan (State) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Presiding Justices, Court of Appeal Statewide Nonpartisan (State) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Associate Justices, Court of Appeal Statewide Nonpartisan (State) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
BART Board, District 8 BART District 8 Nonpartisan (Regional) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Assessor-Recorder Citywide Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Public Defender Citywide Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Members, Board of Education (3 seats) Citywide Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Members, Community College Board (3 seats) Citywide Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Member, Board of Supervisors,
District 2
Supervisorial District 2 Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Member, Board of Supervisors,
District 4
Supervisorial District 4 Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Member, Board of Supervisors,
District 6
Supervisorial District 6 Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Member, Board of Supervisors,
District 8
Supervisorial District 8 Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet
Member, Board of Supervisors,
District 10
Supervisorial District 10 Nonpartisan (Local) SF Voter Information Pamphlet