Weekend Voting Coming To San Fran
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
There were lots of election returns to pay attention to last night, but there was one in particular we had our eye on. “Proposition I” in San Francisco, also known as the “Saturday Voting Act,” passed, establishing a Saturday Election Day in addition to the traditional Tuesday one for the November 2011 general election there. According to the data, voters there cast their ballots overwhelmingly in favor of the proposition.
I – Polling places open on the Saturday before the November 2011 election
590 of 590 precincts reporting
• YES 92,158
• NO 63,949
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg endorsed the idea last week and encouraged the voters of San Francisco to make their city a national leader on the issue of election reform. The Saturday Election Day will take place if the money is raised privately to fund the endeavor. Proposition I was pushed by Why Tuesday? San Francisco, a local movement inspired by our work nationally.
Illustration of San Francisco voting on Saturday via Why Tuesday? San Francisco.