What’s on the Ballot?

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On this page you can find information about local and state voter information guides, review the contest on your ballot for the upcoming election, and view a list of certified write-in candidates.

Voter Information Guides

For every election, the San Francisco Department of Elections produces a non-partisan Voter Information Pamphlet (VIP) with the purpose of providing information about voting, candidates running for local and certain state and federal offices, and local ballot measures. The printed VIP also includes your sample ballot. You may use your sample ballot to practice marking your selections before marking your official ballot.

The VIP is available online in PDF, HTML, XML, or MP3 format at sfelections.org/vip and in large print, CD audio, USB, and National Library Service (NLS) cartridge by request.

Want to save paper? Per elections law, elections officials must mail all registered voters hard copy voter guides, with the exception of those who have opted out of hard copy mailings in favor of electronic delivery. To opt in or out of hard copy voter guide mailings, please submit your request using the Voter Portal or call (415) 554-4375.

You may bring your voter guides with you to your polling place. Every polling place also has copies.

Voter Information PamphletSan Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet California 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.sos.ca.gov
When is it mailed? Approximately 4 to 5 weeks
before Election Day
Approximately 4 to 5 weeks
before Election Day

June 7, 2022, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election

In the June 7, 2022 election, all voters citywide will vote on contests to fill state and federal offices and the office of the San Francisco City Attorney. There will also be eight local ballot measures, including a recall measure for the San Francisco District Attorney.

Your voting districts may have changed as a result of post-census redistricting processes.

You may review San Francisco’s new voting district maps at sfelections.sfgov.org/maps. To check your voting districts, use the Department of Elections’ online tool at sfelections.org/myvotingdistrict or use the Voter Portal, call (415) 554-4375 or email sfvote@sfgov.org.

Write-In Candidates

A qualified write-in candidate is a person who has submitted the required documentation to run for office, but whose name does not appear on the ballot. The only write-in votes that can be counted are votes for qualified candidates. Write-in candidates are not permitted at the general election for a voter-nominated office.

To see a certified list of qualified write-in candidates for the June 7, 2022, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election, check again after May 27, 2022. Copies of this list will also be available at every polling place and the City Hall Voting Center.

To vote for a qualified write-in candidate who is not listed on the ballot, write the candidate's name in the space at the end of the candidate list and fill in the oval.