Election Connection

 

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Watch behind-the-scenes video of San Francisco elections. Produced by SFGTV, each 5-minute episode explains a different aspect of the process. Check back regularly for new episodes.

Election Connection 1: Ballot Simplification Committee

How do complex propositions, amendments to the City Charter, and general obligation bonds placed on San Francisco ballots each election get simplified into a digest of less than three hundred words? This episode of Election Connection explains just how the Ballot Simplification Committee helped bring clarity to the voters of the City for almost 40 years

Election Connection 2: San Francisco Poll Workers

When you arrive at a polling place, poll workers greet you and help make the voting process quick and easy. In this episode of Election Connection, we meet several San Francisco poll workers and learn about the training and responsibilities of a poll worker in the City.

Election Connection 3: High School Poll Workers

When you go to vote at your San Francisco polling place on Election Day, some of the clerks might look quite young, like they could still be in high school. They are. Over 1,000 young people are part of the High School Poll Worker program. What’s it like being a poll worker at such a young age?

Election Connection 4: Follow Your Ballot

After you cast your ballot on Election Day in San Francisco, ever wonder what happens to your ballot? What is the process is for tallying votes in San Francisco? And how is your vote counted? Let’s follow your ballot from the moment you finish voting to when the election tally is officially certified by the Department of Elections.

Election Connection 5: Behind the Scenes on Election Day

On Election day in San Francisco, what happens if poll workers discover that their poll location is locked at six am when they arrive? What can they do if a voting machine malfunctions? Or they find they don’t have the right supplies for people to vote? Who can they turn to for help? Actually, these poll workers have a large, well-organized support structure managed by the Department of Elections. Here's a short, behind-the-scenes look at polling place support in San Francisco.