Marking Your Ballot
1. Before you begin making selections, read all of the instructions printed on both sides of the ballot.
2. To ensure your vote selections will be readable and countable, use a pen with dark ink or pencil.
3. Do not write personal information, such as your name or address, anywhere on either side of your ballot.
4. To vote in the first part of the contest, fill in the oval next to either “Yes” or “No” on the front of the ballot.
5. To vote for a listed candidate in the second part of the contest, fill in the oval next to that candidate’s name on the back of the ballot.
6. To vote for a qualified write-in candidate in the second part, fill in the oval next to the empty space below the listed names and write the name of your preferred candidate in that space. (A list of qualified write-in candidates will be available at sfelections.org/writein and the City Hall Voting Center starting September 3, as well as all polling places on Election Day, September 14.)
7. Whether you vote in one or both parts of the recall contest, you can only make a single selection in each. In other words, do not vote both “Yes” and “No” or select more than one replacement candidate.
8. If you make a mistake while making your selection(s), you have the right to request a new ballot, see here for instructions.