Some of the files are very large and may cause prolonged downloads. For some elections, separate pamphlets were created for each voting district or a combination of each voting district and political party, and there is no singular representative pamphlet which includes all of the candidates for that election. As a result, the hard copies of the various pamphlets were bound together to represent that particular election, and this resulted in extra-large digitized versions.
Because the PDF files of the voter pamphlets are images instead of text, they cannot be searched electronically. San Francisco Public Library staff developed the San Francisco Ballot Propositions Database to provide keyword access to San Francisco propositions. Although the database searches a separate, in-house-created index of propositions, results provide links to the full-text PDF pamphlet which contains the relevant proposition, as well as pass/fail outcomes and other information.
For information about San Francisco Voter Pamphlets and Ballot Propositions contact:Government Information Center
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.