SF vote-by-mail provides early political snapshot


San Francisco’s Department of Elections had received 41,620 vote-by-mail returns so far That’s a fifth of the 210,993 vote-by-mail forms that were requested this year.
And while we don’t know which districts these folks voted in, we do know how they were registered: Over half were Democrats (24,153 votes), a quarter were decline-to-state (10,563 votes), and a fifth were Republican (5,565 votes).

I was surprised to learn that there are more vote-by-mail requests from folks registered with the American Independent Party (573) than with the Green Party, but not surprised to see that 200 folks were registered as Libertarians and 81 as Peace and Freedom Party.

Unfortunately, we can’t compare SF’s vote-by-mail snapshot with the statewide picture.
According to folks at the California Secretary of State’s office, votes won’t be broken down into vote-by-mail categories until after the election is certified…


I received yet another batch of fliers from Scott Wiener. All of this waste of paper ! It's more deception and this time it involves the Bay Guardian. The flier implies that the Guardian endorsed Wiener because at the bottom of the flier it says "Scott Wiener for Supervisor" and then it quotes from different publications as if they are endorsements. For the Guardian's part it reads..."[Scott Wiener]...is honest and responsive. He's done a lot of good work in the district." 10/5/10. It lists the Chronicle, Examiner, Bay Guardian and Bay Area Reporter as the four publications. All of those publications EXCEPT for the Bay Guardian have endorsed Wiener, but deceptive Wiener tries to give the impression that he has the Guardian's endorsement too. More sleaze and deception from the Wiener campaign.

Posted by Guest Bárbara Chelsai on Oct. 27, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

Fact: Wiener was endorsed by the young republicans. spread the word. fast.

Posted by Guest on Oct. 27, 2010 @ 10:35 pm

The Young Republicans are also for sit-lie and opposed to Prop M. (That shouldn't surprise anyone). The Republican Party of San Francisco has endorsed Lynette Sweet, sit-lie (Prop L), they oppose Prop M, and they made no endorsement for D8. I thought they would be endorsing Wiener or Hemenger.

Posted by Guest Bárbara Chelsai on Oct. 28, 2010 @ 1:54 am

The Republicans are are robo calling endorsing Janet Reilly in D2, now spread that TOO!

Posted by While we're at it on Oct. 28, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

The Young Republicans endorsement for D8:

District 8
Bill Hemenger
Scott Wiener (2nd choice)


Posted by Guest on Oct. 28, 2010 @ 8:22 am

Early voters have returned their ballots in almost the EXACT same percentages as party representation in the city - RIVETING!! You really must have had to dig deep to arrive at that conclusion Sarah.

Posted by Lucretia Snapples on Oct. 28, 2010 @ 10:57 am