DOE mailing supplemental card listing official Democratic Party Endorsements.
San Francisco, CA - (October 10, 2016) The listing of state candidates endorsed by the Democratic Party was mistakenly left out of the voter handbook received by every voter in the City and County of San Francisco. The error was discovered by the Scott Wiener for Senate campaign, which alerted the San Francisco Department of Elections. If left uncorrected, voters would not have received notification about which candidates received the official endorsement of the Democratic Party, including Scott Wiener and Kamala Harris.
The Department of Elections took immediate steps to correct the error by printing a supplemental voter information card informing voters of those candidates left out of the originally printed handbook. That supplemental card was mailed to every voter in San Francisco, along with the original voter handbook containing the omission.
Those candidates originally left out of the Democratic Party listing are:
- Kamala Harris, United States Senator
- Nancy Pelosi, United State Representative, District 12
- Jackie Speier, United State Representative, District 14
- Scott Wiener, State Senator District 11
- David Chiu, Member of the State Assembly, District 17
- Phil Ting, Member of the State Assembly, District 19
“I’m very appreciative of the quick action taken by the Department of Elections to correct the error and ensure every voter knows which candidates are officially endorsed by the Democratic Party,” stated Scott Wiener, candidate for State Senate District 11, and officially endorsed candidate of the Democratic Party. “With absentee ballots mailing last Friday and arriving in voters’ mailboxes by the 11th, it’s critical that every voter have all the information needed to make an informed choice when casting their ballot.”
Unlike the Democratic endorsements, Republican State Party endorsements were included in the original voter handbook. The error has been corrected in the online version of the voter handbook available on the department’s website http://voterguide.sfelections.org/en/candidate-information.