About Us

The City Charter of San Francisco authorizes the Elections Commission to supervise the City's Department of Elections.The Commission sets general policies for the Department: it also selects and supervises the Director of the Department of Elections.

The San Francisco Elections Commission was formed pursuant to a Charter amendment called Proposition E that was passed by voters in the November 6, 2001 Consolidated Municipal Election. The Elections Commission assumed policy-making authority and oversight of all public federal, state, district and municipal elections in the City and County of San Francisco effective January 1, 2002.

The Commission is charged with setting general policies for the Department of Elections and is responsible for the proper administration of the Department subject to budgetary and fiscal Charter provisions. Section 13.103.5 of the Charter contains the language establishing the Commission. See Documents for links to the City Charter and Commission Bylaws.

Commission Members

To contact the full Commission, see Contact Us. For individual Commissioner information, see below. You can also find the Commission in San Francisco's Centralized Commission Database by browsing to this page.

Commissioner Position Contact Term Ends Appointed by
Christopher Jerdonek   chris.jerdonek@sfgov.org 1/2019 Board of Supervisors
Dominic Paris   dominic.paris@sfgov.org 1/2018 Board of Education
Roger Donaldson President roger.donaldson@sfgov.org 1/2020 City Attorney
Charles Jung     1/2018 Mayor
Viva Mogi Vice President TBD 1/2022 District Attorney
Jill Rowe   jill.rowe@sfgov.org 1/2021 Public Defender
Rosabella Safont     1/2019 Treasurer

Budget and Oversight of Public Elections Committee (BOPEC) Members

Commissioner Position
Roger Donaldson Chair
Dominic Paris  
Rosabella Safont  

Sunshine Ordinance

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.

Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the Cityand County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations areopen to the people's review.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT—

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 244
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689

(415) 554-7724
(415) 554-5163 (fax)
Email: sotf@sfgov.org

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, at the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

Individuals that influence or attempt to influence local policy or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100–2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact—

San Francisco Ethics Commission
25 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 252-3100
(415) 252-3112 (fax)
Email: ethics.commission@sfgov.org
Website: http://www.sfethics.org