Make the Ballot Work for you
When you go to the polls on April 7, it is vital that you read carefully printed instructions on the new paper ballots. If you make a mistake, your vote will not be counted.
USE NUMBERS ON THE MAYOR BALLOT
Because of the new preferential ballot system, this ballot must be marked 1,2,3. If you should accidentally use X's, your ballot does not get counted.
To vote for mayor, make a one for your first choice. (The SUN is recommending that be Democrat Al Wheeler.) If you wish to make a second or third choice, mark the numbers 2 or 3 in the appropriate circles.
USE Xs ON THE COUNCIL BALLOT
Even though it looks almost exactly like the mayor's ballot except it uses squares instead of circles. This ballot must be marked with the traditional X. Numbers here will disqualify your vote. In the sample ballot (right), an X is marked in the square for the SUN's endorsed First Ward candidate, David Goodman.
USE Xs ON THE THREE CHARTER AMENDMENTS BALLOT.
Not shown here, there are also three charter amendments for which you will be given a single ballot. These are labeled A-City Charter Amendment Petition Rent Control; B-City Charter Amendment Petition Minimum Budget Appropriation for Day Care Services; and C-City Charter Amendment Petition Voter Registration Procedures. We recommend an X in all three yes boxes.
Mayor Democratic Party- Albert H. Wheeler
Republican Party- James E. Stephenson
Human Rights Party- Carol Ernst
Read the ballot instructions carefully. It's numbers on the mayor ballot and X's on the council and charter amendments. A mistake means your vote won't count.
City Council Democratic Party- Elizabeth Taylor
Republican Party- Karen L. Graf
Human Rights Party- David N. Goodman