Petitions to Recall the SF School Board
Find a site to sign a petition
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
and their answers
- Who can sign the petition?
Anyone who is 18 or older and is CURRENTLY registered to vote in San Francisco. (If you're not registered to vote in San Francisco, you can register to vote and then sign the petition.)
- Where should I send my petition?
Please send it to our lawyers at:
BoE Recall Petition
150 Post Street, Suite 405
San Francisco, CA 94108
- I don't have a printer and I want to sign
If you're in Lower Haight at any point, you can text our campaign phone number and stop by our home to pick up a pre-printed petition.
If you can get to a FedEx location, you can print a petition packet there. Go to the self-service area, select PRINT, enter the code 9D879DD, and follow the instructions. (The code is good until 4/17 and you still have to pay for the printing but this way you don't have to bring the file. This is an experiment and we're working to see if we can do something similar or better at local print shops, which we prefer.)
We're also working on a map of locations around the city where you can get or sign a petition.
- How soon do you need them back?
Send them back as soon as you can -- you can always get more petitions. This gives us time to check the signatures -- and makes sure you don't accidentally forget the petitions on your kitchen counter for weeks. (Because we would TOTALLY do that.)
We have to return all the petitions to the city at the beginning of September... but do send them in as soon as you can.
- Why do I need to sign the same petition three times?
They're actually slightly different -- each petition is for a different Commissioner. If you look at the second paragraph (first line), you'll see the Commissioner's name.
- Can I highlight the names on the petitions? They're really similar.
The petitions are a legal document and changing them in any way (even highlighting them!) could make the petitions invalid.
- Can green card holders sign?
If you're at least 18 years old and registered to vote, you can sign. We're double-checking whether that means green card holders can sign.
- What's with the blank pages?
If the petitions have anything printed on the back, then they're invalid. The blank pages are there to make sure that the backs of the petitions are blank even if you print double-sided.
- I still have blank signature lines on my petition. Should I wait to send it in?
Don't wait. The faster we get the signatures, the faster we can validate them and the stronger message we send. You can always print more petitions if you know more people who would like to sign.
- Wait, I have to write the date four times on the declaration?
- Can minors help?
You must be 18 or older to circulate the petition or to sign it. In other words... don't touch the petitions until they are signed, top and bottom.
But we would LOVE your help with:
* directing traffic at drive-through petition-signing events
* helping people get their signed petitions to us
* verifying that petition signatures are valid
* spreading the word on social media or in person
- Do I have to be a San Francisco voter to circulate the petition?
No; you just have to be 18 years old or older.