In June, San Franciscans turned out in droves to vote for the next mayor of San Francisco and District 8 supervisor along with over a dozen local measures. Now, it’s time to get ready for Election Day on Nov. 6, as our organization will consider endorsements in all the district supervisor races, the BART Board, and local ballot measures.
As our process is member-driven, we’ve heard from our members about wanting to meet candidates and engage in the endorsements process earlier on, so we’re excited for a few new changes this year and more transparency in the process.
Candidate questionnaires have already been shared with all qualified candidates for Supervisorial seats. The filing deadline for the BART Board District 8 seat is August 15. Our Board of Directors will be directly managing the endorsement process for this seat, and we will have completed questionnaires for this race available as soon as they are returned following the filing deadline.
When candidate questionnaires are completed, we will post them online for our members and the general public to view in mid-August. We’ll then open for polling so our current membership has a chance to weigh in.
New this year, we will also be promoting campaign events and encouraging candidates to host events specifically for SF Bicycle Coalition members during the time of member polling. This will give a chance for members to engage with candidates and their campaigns well before our board’s endorsements process begins.
We will be clearly communicating out when polling begins along with candidate events, so keep an eye on our blogs, social media and regular weekly e-newsletter. You can join our Bike the Vote mailing list by clicking the button above for more regular updates as well.
Towards the end of August, our 15-person member-elected Board of Directors will deliberate and approve the final slate of endorsements, which we will share out with members as we get ready for the sprint to Election Day on Nov. 6.
As our bodies get stronger with exercise, we’re ready once again to flex our political muscle and make November count.