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San Francisco Saturday Voting Ordinance, Proposition I (November 2010)

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A San Francisco Saturday Voting Ordinance, Proposition I was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in San Francisco as an initiated city ordinance.[1] It was approved.

Proposition I required the San Francisco Department of Elections to open up about 400 polling stations throughout San Francisco on the Saturday before any future Tuesday election to allow for Saturday voting.

Election results

Proposition 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 150,701 59.29%
No103,48640.71%

Election results are from the San Francisco elections division as of November 26, 2010.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition I: Shall the City open polling places on the Saturday before the November 2011 election if donors contribute enough money to pay for the costs?[2]

Support

Alex Tourk was a leading supporter of the proposed Saturday Voting Ordinance. He was a lobbyist and the head of a lobbying firm, Ground Floors Public Affairs. He said, in support of the proposal, "San Francisco residents deserve a voting system which corresponds to the schedules and lifestyles of working families. Allowing voting on Saturday would encourage parents to involve their children in the democratic process."[1]

Path to the ballot

In San Francisco, 7,168 signatures from registered San Francisco voters are required to qualify an initiated city ordinance for the ballot.

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 San Francisco Examiner, "Saturday voting measure approved for ballot," July 7, 2010
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.