June 5, 2018 Voter Guide
↓ scroll down for the endorsement cheat sheet ↓
Where’s your polling place? Call 311, see SFelections.org, or vote in City Hall.
- 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!
The League Endorsement Cheat Sheet
Printable 11x17" voter guide (SF plus state)
#1 Jane Kim
#2 Mark Leno
#3 Amy Farah Weiss
Board of Supervisors
District 8: Rafael Mandelman
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 Measure 3: Raise Bridge Tolls $3 Over 7 Years to Fund Transportation Projects - Yes
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)_/¯
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
U.S. Senator: Kevin de León
Congress, District 12: Shahid Buttar or Ryan Khojasteh (Dual Endorsement)
Congress, District 14: Jackie Speier
State Assembly, Districts 17: No Endorsement
State Assembly, Districts 19: No Endorsement
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
State Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond
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November 8, 2016 Voter Guide
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Voting Logistics! Make a plan for how and when you're going to vote!
Polls are open 7am-8pm.
Where’s your polling place? Look it up here, or call 311, or anyone can vote in City Hall. Or if it's 7:50pm and you can't make it to your polling place, find the nearest one and vote provisionally.
Even if you've committed a felony, you can vote as long as you’re off parole. Don’t let the Man disenfranchise you!
TL;DR - the League Endorsement ‘Cheat Sheet’!
National Races *
US Senate: Kamala Harris
US House District 12: Preston Picus
US House District 14: Jackie Speier
State Senate, District 11: Jane Kim
State Assembly, District 17: No endorsement
State Assembly, District 19: No endorsement
Superior Court Judge
Office No. 7: Victor Hwang
Board of Education
Community College Board
BART Board of Directors
District 7: Lateefah Simon
District 9: Bevan Dufty
Board of Supervisors
District 1: Sandra Lee Fewer
District 3: Aaron Peskin
District 5: Dean Preston
District 7: Norman Yee
District 9: #1 Hillary Ronen
#2 Melissa San Miguel
District 11: #1 Kimberly Alvarenga
#2 Francisco Herrera
Prop 51: School Construction & Repair Bond - No Endorsement
Prop 52: Wonky Hospital Medi-Cal Matching Fees - Yes
Prop 53: Require Even More Bonds On the Ballot - No
Prop 54: Publish Bills 72 Hours Before a Vote - Yes
Prop 55: Extension of Income Tax on the 1% - Hell Yes
Prop 56: Tax E-cigs & Bump Up Cigarette Tax - Yes
Prop 57: Progressive Parole Reform - Hell Yes
Prop 58: Allow Multilingual Education in Public Schools - Yes
Prop 59: Citizens United Sucks - Sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Prop 60: Moralizing Crusade to Require Condoms in Adult Films - No
Prop 61: Wonky Prescription Drug Pricing Change - No
Prop 62: Repeal the Death Penalty - Hell Yes
Prop 63: Gavin Newsom’s Vanity Gun Control Prop - Ugh, fine
Prop 64: Marijuana Legalization - Hell Yes
Prop 65: Redirect Money from the Disposable Bag Fee - No
Prop 66: Kill Everyone Even Faster with the Death Penalty - AYFKM? No!
Prop 67: Protect the Plastic Bag Ban - Yes
San Francisco Propositions
Prop A: Local School District Bond - Yes
Prop B: Renew the Parcel Tax for City College - Yes
Prop C: Bond to Make Loans to Buy and Fix Affordable Housing - Yes
Prop D: Let’s Elect Our Elected Officials - Hell Yes
Prop E: Make the City Responsible for Street Trees - Yes
Prop F: Vote 16! - Hell Yes
Prop G: Rename the Office of Citizen Complaints - Sure :/
Prop H: Create a Public Advocate - Yes
Prop I: Set Aside Funding for Seniors & People with Disabilities - Yes
Prop J: Set Aside Funding for Homelessness & Transportation - Yes
Prop K: Sales Tax to Cover Prop J’s Set Aside - Yes
Prop L: Shift 3 of 7 MTA Board Appointments from Mayor to the BoS - Yes
Prop M: Create Oversight Commission & Kill Realtor Props P & U - Yes
Prop N: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections - Hell Yes
Prop O: Special Favor for Lennar Corp on Office Development - No
Prop P: Snarl Affordable Housing in Red Tape - Hell No
Prop Q: Demonize Homelessness for Political Gain - Fuck No
Prop R: Micromanage the Police Department - No
Prop S: Reallocate Hotel Tax to Arts and Homeless Family Services - Yes
Prop T: Restrict Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists - Yes
Prop U: Eliminate Affordable Housing - Hell No
Prop V: One Cent an Ounce Soda Tax - Yes
Prop W: Luxury Property Transfer Tax - Hell Yes
Prop X: Preserve Industrial and Arts Spaces - Yes
Prop RR: $3.5 Billion Bond to Repair & Upgrade BART - Yes
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June 7, 2016 Voter Guide
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US President - Bernie Sanders
US Congress D12 - Preston Picus
US Congress D14 - Jackie Speier
US Senate - Kamala Harris
State Senate District 11 - Jane Kim
State Assembly District 17 - No Endorsement
State Assembly District 19 - No Endorsement
Superior Court Judge Seat 7 - Victor Hwang
Democratic County Central Committee
DCCC AD 17 (Eastside of town):
DCCC AD19 (Westside of town):
Sandra Lee Fewer
Proposition 50 - Suspending Sketchy State Legislators without Pay - Yes
Proposition A - $350 Million Bond for Public Health, Homeless and Firehouse Facilities - Yes
Proposition B - Expand the Set Aside for Rec and Park - No
Proposition C - Fix the Affordable Housing Requirement - Yes
Proposition D - Require Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings - Yes
Proposition E - Update Paid Sick Leave - Yes
Proposition AA - Parcel Tax to Save the Bay and Wetlands - Yes
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November 3, 2015 Voter Guide
Mayor: 1-2-3, Anyone But Ed Lee!
1) Francisco Herrera
2) Stuart Schuffman
3) Amy Farah Weiss
District Attorney: No endorsement
City Attorney: Dennis Herrera
Sheriff: Ross Mirkarimi
Treasurer: Jose Cisneros
Board of Supervisors District 3: Aaron Peskin
Community College Board: Tom Temprano
PROP A: Borrow $310M For Affordable Housing - Yes
PROP B: Minor Fix of Parental Leave for City Employees - Yes
PROP C: Track Spending by Expenditure Lobbyists - Yes
PROP D: Mission Rock Development - Yes
PROP E: Over-the-top Requirements for Gov’t Meetings - No
PROP F: Enforceable Regulations on AirBnB-Type Rentals - Yes
PROP G: PG&E’s Dirty Energy Power Grab - No
PROP H: Honest Clean Energy Labelling for CleanPowerSF - Yes
PROP I: Pause New Luxury Housing in the Mission - Yes
PROP J: Help Preserve Legacy Businesses - Yes
PROP K: Use Surplus City Property for Affordable Housing - Yes
This Pissed Off Voter Guide is brought to you by the League of Pissed Off Voters. We've been making these voter guides for the last 19 SF elections to help educate our friends and peers on the issues, excite pissed off progressive voters, and remind sellout politicians that we're paying attention.
November 2014 Voter Guide
Prop 1: Water Bond — Yes
Prop 2: Rainy Day Fund — No
Prop 45: Health Insurance Thing — Yes
Prop 46: Drug Testing of Doctors and Malpractice Limits — Frustrated No
Prop 47: Lock up Fewer Nonviolent Offenders — HELL YES
Prop 48: Approve an Off-Reservation Casino — No Endorsement
Governor — Jerry Brown
Lt. Governor — No Endorsement
Secretary of State — Alex Padilla
State Treasurer — John Chiang
Attorney General — Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner — Dave Jones
State Board of Equalization, District 2 — No Endorsement
Superintendent of Public Instruction — Tom Torlakson
Controller — Betty Yee
US Representative in Congress, District 12 — No Endorsement
US Representative in Congress, District 14 — Jackie Speier
State Assembly, District 17 — David Campos!!
State Assembly, District 19 — Phil Ting
BART Board of Directors, District 8 — No Endorsement
Prop A: $500 Million Transportation Bond — Yes
Prop B: Set-Aside for Transportation Funding — Conflicted No
Prop C: Reauthorize and Expand the Children’s Fund — Yes
Prop D: Retiree Health Benefits for Redevelopment Workers — Yes
Prop E: Soda Tax — Yes
Prop F: Increase Height Limits at Pier 70 — Yes
Prop G: Anti-Speculation Tax — HELL YES
Prop H: Grass Fields at the Beach Chalet — No Endorsement
Prop I: Artificial Turf Fields All Over the City — No
Prop J: Raise the Minimum Wage to $15! — HELL YES
Prop K: Non-Binding Pinky Swear to Build Affordable Housing — No Endorsement
Prop L: Non-Binding Recipe for Carmegeddon and Gridlock — HELL NO
Board of Supervisors: District 2 — Juan-Antonio Carballo
Board of Supervisors: District 4 — No endorsement
Board of Supervisors: District 6 — Jane Kim
Board of Supervisors: District 8 — No Endorsement
Board of Supervisors: District 10 — 1) Tony Kelly 2) Ed Donaldson 3) Shawn Richard
Board of Education — Stevon Cook, Shamann Walton, Jamie Rafaela Wolfe
Community College Board – 4-year term — Wendy Aragon, Brigitte Davila, Thea Selby
Community College Board – 2-year term — William Walker
Judge of the Superior Court, Office 20 — Daniel Flores
Public Defender — Jeff Adachi
Assessor-Recorder — No Endorsement