Instructions for Voting

Instructions for Voting

You must return or postmark your ballot by September 18th, 2020

Open Seats

There are currently seven (7) open seats on the Board of Directors up for election for the 2020-2023 term.

Voter Eligibility

To vote, you must be a member in good standing of SF Pride and have registered no later than July 15, 2020.

A Guide to the Voting Process

Eligible voters will receive a packet by mail via the USPS, which contains all the physical materials they need to participate in the 2020 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration Committee Board of Directors Election.

Members shall cast their votes by indicating their choices in the box to the right of the candidate's names on the paper ballot, and may vote for as few or as many candidates of their choosing to fill the possible seven (7) open seats on the Board of Directors.

Those candidates receiving the highest simple majority votes (50% + 1 of votes cast) will fill an open seat in the order according the numbers of votes attained. In the event of a tie that would determine the election or non-election of any nominee, a secondary election by will be held for those candidates only.

A number of ballots equal to or greater than a quorum of the membership (one third) on the date ballots are printed (August 20th) must be cast for the election to be valid and representative of the membership. The exact number of ballots required will be noted on the ballot. The minimum number of ballots that must be returned is: 77 ballots

A ballot on which a voter's choice is unintelligible to the election officials and/or the election inspectors will be disqualified.

To facilitate both secret balloting and verification of voter eligibility, members shall use both of the envelopes provided in their election materials packet.

A voting member must:

  1. place their completed ballot inside the black envelope provided, then seal it, making no identifying marks to the outside of the envelope.
  2. place the sealed black envelope containing the completed ballot inside the manila return envelope, then seal that as well.
  3. legibly write their initials next to the their name as it appears in the return address area in the upper left of the outside of the self-addressed, stamped manilla return envelope.
  4. place the manila envelope (which contains the black envelope, which in turn contains the ballot) into the mail, ensuring postmark no later than Sept. 18, 2020, or return the ballot in person to any of the drop-off locations during scheduled operating hours.

Only the voting member should handle and mail/return their envelope.

Candidate Statements

Candidates for the Board are encouraged, but not required, to submit a written statement in support of their candidacy. Statements and opinions expressed by the candidates do not necessarily reflect the views of SF Pride.

Statements available at

Statements available at

Damaged or Lost Ballots

If you need a replacement ballot you may email us at or call us at +1 (408) 325-0679‬ to request a new one.

Damaged or Lost Ballots

If you need a replacement ballot you may email us at or call us at +1 (408) 325-0679‬ to request a new one.

Sample Ballot

Board Attendance Report