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Election ballot measures

You might want to start exercising your pen hand before you receive your ballot for this November’s election; a bevy of measures will be on the ballot. From a question about a homelessness oversight commission to at least two affordable housing measures, housing will be before the voters yet again. But so will a number of other topics. Mayor London Breed has sponsored measures on Golden Gate Park parking and a library preservation fund; various supervisors are promoting measures on schools, JFK Drive, and other topics. 

Then there are the statewide propositions. No doubt you have already been treated to an onslaught of advertising over the two gambling propositions (numbers 26 and 27). Well, there are also propositions regarding abortion, arts and music funding for public schools, funding for fighting air pollution and wildfires, flavored tobacco, and yet another proposition on kidney dialysis clinics. 

So don’t be surprised when you open your ballot. Do your hand exercises and also read up on what to expect. For local ballot measures, visit For statewide measures, see

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