November 3, 2020 Pissed Off Voter Guide

Voting Logistics: 

Vote early at the COVID-safe City Hall Voting Center in front of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. 10/31 and 11/1: 10am-4pm; 11/2: 8am-5pm, 11/3: 7am-8pm.

Drop off your ballot at City Hall or at any of these eleven sites around town. 10/31 and 11/1: 10am-4pm; 11/2: 8am-5pm, 11/3: 7am-8pm. Dropping off your ballot means you don't have to worry about the Post Office delivering it in time.

Mail your ballot if you can't drop it off. You don't need a stamp, but make sure you sign the envelope and it's postmarked by Election Day.

11/3: Election Day! Polls open 7am-8pm. If you’re in line by 8pm you can vote! Let’s stand in line together! You can also drop your ballot off at any polling place on Election Day.

Where’s your polling place? Check sfelections.org, call 311, or just go vote at City Hall.

Did you forget to register? You can still vote! Go to City Hall or your polling place and tell them you want to "register conditionally and vote provisionally!"

People with Felony Convictions Can Vote! You can still vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you.

Youth can (almost) vote! If you’re 16 or 17, pre-register and your registration will automatically be activated when you turn 18.


November 2020:
The People Strike Back!

Federal Offices

State Legislature

Local Offices

State Propositions

  • Prop 14: Borrow Money for More Stem Cell Research: NO
  • Prop 15: Tax Huge Corporations’ Properties to Fund Schools and Communities: HELL YES!
  • Prop 16: Repeal 1996 Ban on Affirmative ActionYES
  • Prop 17: Allow Parolees to VoteHELL YES!
  • Prop 18: Allow 17-Year-Olds to Vote in PrimariesYES
  • Prop 19: Close a Big Property Tax Loophole, Open Two Small OnesYES
  • Prop 20: Roll Back Criminal Justice Reforms: HELL NO!
  • Prop 21: Let Cities Expand Rent Control: HELL YES!
  • Prop 22: Screw Over Lyft & Uber Drivers: HELL NO!
  • Prop 23: Regulate Dialysis Clinics: YES
  • Prop 24: Phony Consumer Data Privacy: NO
  • Prop 25: Replace Money Bail With Something Even Worse: NO

Local Propositions

  • Prop A: Bond for Health, Homelessness, Parks, and StreetsYES
  • Prop B: Powerwash the Corrupt DPW & Create a Dept. of Sanitation and StreetsYES
  • Prop C: Allow Non-Citizens to Serve in City Government: HELL YES!
  • Prop D: Hold Sheriffs Accountable for Use of Force and In-Custody Deaths: YES
  • Prop E: Open the Door to Defund the Police: HELL YES!
  • Prop F: Tax Big Business, Help Small Business, Make $$$: HELL YES!
  • Prop G: Let Youth Vote in Local Elections: HECK YEAH!
  • Prop H: Poorly Designed Small Biz Permitting Overhaul: RELUCTANT NO
  • Prop I: Tax Luxury Property Sales & Help Apartments Become Co-Ops: HELL YES!
  • Prop JParcel Tax Do-over for SF Teachers: YES
  • Prop K: Let the City Build Its Own Affordable Housing: HELL YES!
  • Prop L: ‘CEO Tax’ on Companies That Pay Unfair Wages: HELL YES!

Regional Proposition

  • Prop RR: Regressive Sales Tax to Save Caltrain: CONFLICTED YES
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March 3, 2020 Pissed Off Voter Guide



March 2020:
Presidential Primary

Federal Offices

State Legislature

Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC)

DCCC Assembly District 17 (East side of town)

John Avalos
Hillary Ronen
David Campos
Chris Christensen
Matt Haney
Frances Hsieh
Shanell Williams
Kevin Ortiz
Nomvula O’Meara
Jane Kim
Honey Mahogany
Gloria Berry
Peter Gallotta
Anabel Ibañez

DCCC Assembly District 19 (West side of town)

Mano Raju
Queena Chen
Leah LaCroix
Li Miao Lovett
Janice Li
Gordon Mar
Faauuga Moliga
Keith Baraka
Kelly Akemi Groth
A.J. Thomas

SF Superior Court Judges

State Proposition

City & County Propositions

  • Prop A: Bond for Crumbling City College Facilities & Vocational Training: YES
  • Prop B: Earthquake & Safety Bond: YES
  • Prop C: Give Former Housing Authority Employees Benefits: YES
  • Prop D: Tax on Leaving Storefronts Empty: YES
  • Prop E: Force Office Developers to Care about Affordable Housing: HECK YEAH!

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November 5, 2019 Pissed Off Voter Guide


November 2019:
Attack of the Appointed Incumbents!

City & County Offices

City & County Propositions

  • Prop A: $600M Affordable Housing Bond: YES
  • Prop B: Representation for Disabled and Aging Adults: YES
  • Prop C: Let Juul Write Vape Law “For The Children”: HELL FUCKING NO
  • Prop D: Teeny Tiny Traffic Tax on Lyft and Uber: YES
  • Prop E: Finally! Affordable Housing For Teachers and Families: YES
  • Prop F: Sunlight on Dark Money: YES

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November 6, 2018 Voter Guide

11/6: Election Day! Polls open 7am-8pm. If you’re in line by 8 you can vote!

2018 Midterms: The Resistance Strikes Back!

Federal, State, and Regional Offices

Governor: No Endorsement
Lieutenant Governor: Ed Hernandez 💩😕💩
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
State Treasurer: Fiona Ma 💩😕💩
Attorney General: Xavier Becerra
Insurance Commissioner: Ricardo Lara
Board of Equalization, District 2: Malia Cohen 💩😕💩

U.S. Senator: Kevin de León
U.S. Congress, District 12: No Endorsement
U.S. Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier

State Assembly, Districts 17: No Endorsement
State Assembly, Districts 19: Phil Ting

Judges: Not official endorsements, but recommendations based on our research below:

Carol A. Corrigan: NO
Leondra R. Kruger: YES
James M. Humes: YES
Sandra Margulies: NO
James A. Richman: NO
Marla Miller: NO
Peter John Siggins: YES
John B. Streeter: YES
Alison M. Tucher: YES
Barbara Jones: YES

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

Community College Board: Brigitte Davila, John Rizzo, Thea Selby
BART Board, District 8: Janice Li
Board of Education: Alison Collins, Gabriela Lopez, Faauuga Moliga

State Propositions

Prop 1: $4B Bond for Affordable Housing: YES
Prop 2: Allow Previous Bond Money to Be Used for Homeless Housing: YES
Prop 3: $9B Bond for Water Projects: YES
Prop 4: $1.5B Bond for Children’s Hospitals: YES
Prop 5: Expand Prop 13 for Property Owners: HELL NO!
Prop 6: Repeal Gas Tax and Require 2/3rds Vote for Future Gas Taxes: HELL NO!
Prop 7: Start the Process to Eliminate Daylight Saving Time: YES
Prop 8: Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Charges: YES
Prop 9: Stupid Vanity Prop to Divide CA in Thirds: KICKED OFF THE BALLOT!
Prop 10: Repeal Costa Hawkins! Allow Expansion of Rent Control! HELL YES!
Prop 11: Private Ambulance Companies Try to Mess with EMTs’ Work Breaks: NO
Prop 12: New Standards for Confinement of Farm Animals: YES

Local Propositions

Prop A: $425M Bond to Start Rebuilding the Seawall: YES
Prop B: Privacy First Policy: YES
Prop C: “Our City, Our Home!” Tax Big Businesses to Fund Homeless Housing and Services: HELL YES!
Prop D: Two for One! Tax on Cannabis and on Non-SF Companies that Sell Stuff Here: YES
Prop E: Restore the Hotel Tax Allocation for Arts and Culture: YES

San Francisco Offices

Assessor-Recorder: Paul Bellar
Public Defender: Jeff Adachi

Board of Supervisors, District 2: No Endorsement
Board of Supervisors, District 4: Gordon Mar
Board of Supervisors, District 6: Matt Haney
Board of Supervisors, District 8: Rafael Mandelman
Board of Supervisors, District 10: #1 Tony Kelly #2 Uzuri Pease-Greene

(Note: 💩😕💩 indicates candidates we're not super excited about, but we recommend holding your nose and voting for them, because they're better than their opponents.)

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June 5, 2018 Voter Guide

Voting Logistics!

↓ scroll down for the endorsement cheat sheet ↓

Where’s your polling place? Call 311, see SFelections.org, or vote in City Hall.

Key dates:

  • June 2-3: Weekend voting in City Hall! 10am-4pm.
  • June 4: Vote at City Hall, 8am-5pm.
  • June 5: Election Day! Polls open 7am-8pm. If you're in line to vote by 8pm, they gotta let you!

Little Known Voting Facts:

  • 16- and 17-year-olds can (almost) vote! You can pre-register and your registration will automatically be activated when you turn 18!
  • Felons can vote! Even if you've committed a felony, you can vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you!
  • Slackers can vote: Election Day Voter Registration!
    Did you miss the 5/21 deadline to register to vote? For the first time in California, you can still vote - register and vote at City Hall. You can’t use a normal polling place, but if you go to the basement of City Hall you can register and vote there! Go ahead, make history! Do it!

TL;DR:
The League Endorsement Cheat Sheet

Printable 11x17" voter guide (SF plus state)


Mayor

1-2-3 Ranked Choice Vote

#1 Jane Kim
#2 Mark Leno
#3 Amy Farah Weiss

Board of Supervisors

District 8: Rafael Mandelman

State Propositions

Prop 68: $4B Bond for Parks, Drought Protection, Climate Adaption - Yes
Prop 69: Require Diesel Tax to Be Spent on Transportation Stuff - Yes
Prop 70: Give Republicans & Corporate Dems Power on Cap’n’Trade Funds - No
Prop 71: Delay Effective Date of Ballot Measures Until All Ballots Are Counted - Yes
Prop 72: Rainwater Capture Systems Won’t Trigger Property Tax Assessments - Yes

Regional Measures

Regional Measure 3: Raise Bridge Tolls $3 Over 7 Years to Fund Transportation Projects - Yes

Local Propositions

Prop A: Authorize Public Utilities Commission to Issue Clean Energy Bonds - Yes
Prop B: Commissioners with Conflicts Can’t Be Candidates - Yes
Prop C: Commercial Rent Tax for Child Care & Early Education For All - Hell Yes!
Prop D: Divisive Commercial Rent Tax for Too Little Housing - Disappointed No :(
Prop E: Uphold the Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products - Yes
Prop F: Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Eviction! - Hell Yes!
Prop G: Parcel Tax to Give Teachers a Raise! - Hell Yes!
Prop H: Let Police Use Tasers on Nonviolent People?!? - Hell No!
Prop I: SF Shouldn't Steal Sports Teams from Other Cities - Sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

State Offices

Governor: Delaine Eastin
Lieutenant Governor: Gayle McLaughlin
Secretary of State: Alex Padilla
Controller: Betty Yee
Treasurer: Kevin Akin
Attorney General: Dave Jones or Xavier Becerra (Dual Endorsement)
Insurance Commissioner: Nathalie Hrizi
Board of Equalization, District 2: No Endorsement

Federal Offices

U.S. Senator: Kevin de León
Congress, District 12: Shahid Buttar or Ryan Khojasteh (Dual Endorsement)
Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier

State Legislature

State Assembly, Districts 17: No Endorsement
State Assembly, Districts 19: No Endorsement

Judges

Superior Court Judge, Seat 4: Phoenix Streets
Superior Court Judge, Seat 7: Maria Evangelista
Superior Court Judge, Seat 9: Kwixuan Maloof
Superior Court Judge, Seat 11: Niki Solis

School Offices

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

 

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