Purpose of the Voter Information Pamphlet and Voter Information Guide
The San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet
By law, the San Francisco Department of Elections must provide the Voter Information Pamphlet (VIP) to every registered voter in San Francisco prior to each election.
The VIP includes your sample ballot and information about voting, candidates running for local and certain state and federal offices, and local ballot measures.
To download this VIP in PDF, HTML, XML, or MP3 format, please go to sfelections.org/vip. To request this VIP in large print, audio on USB, compact disc (CD), or National Library Service (NLS) cartridge format, please contact the Department of Elections.
The California Voter Information Guide
The California Secretary of State provides the Voter Information Guide (VIG), with information on candidates for certain state and federal offices and state ballot measures. You may access the VIG at sos.ca.gov.
If you’d like to stop receiving paper guides in the mail and receive them by email instead, you may opt out of the mailings at sfelections.org/voterportal.
You may bring these guides with you to your polling place. Every polling place and Voting Center also has copies. Ask a poll worker if you would like to see one.