San Francisco Saturday Voting Ordinance, Proposition I (November 2010)
Proposition I means that the San Francisco Department of Elections will open up about 400 polling stations throughout San Francisco on the Saturday before a Tuesday election to allow for Saturday voting.
Alex Tourk was a leading supporter of the proposed Saturday Voting Ordinance. He is 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."
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?|
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.
- San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet
- Why Tuesday?, a national organization that supports Saturday voting
- [Proposition I Text of Proposition I]
- [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=2201 List of local San Francisco ballot measures on the November 2, 2010 ballot