Right of Non-Citizens to Vote in San Francisco School Board elections, Proposition D (November 2010)
If approved, the measure will allow parents and legal guardians of students in the San Francisco Unified School District to cast ballots in school board elections, regardless of their immigration status.
It is estimated that the cost of administering an election involving non-citizens would be about $150,000. John Arntz, the director of the city's election department, had originally estimated that the cost would be $800,000. However, the $800,000 estimate was the estimate for holding the school board election on a day separate from the city's general election. The $150,000 estimate is how much it would cost to administer non-resident voting, if the non-resident voting takes place on a regular election day.
Proposition F in 2004
A similar measure, Proposition F, was on the November 2, 2004 ballot in San Francisco, where it was narrowly (51-49%) defeated.
The ballot question in 2004 was, "May San Francisco residents who are 18 or older vote in School Board elections, whether or not the resident is a United States citizen, if the resident is a parent, guardian or care-giver of a child in the School District?"
The question on the ballot:
|Proposition D: Shall the City allow non-citizen residents of San Francisco who are 18 years of age or older and have children living in the San Francisco Unified School District to vote for members of the Board of Education?|
- San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet
- Text of ballot measure
- Text of Proposition F from 2004
- List of local San Francisco ballot measures on the November 2, 2010 ballot
- San Francisco Chronicle, "One more try to let non-citizens vote in school elections", July 20, 2010
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.