The March 5, 2024 primary election in San Francisco has several important contests. From the Presidential primary to the local Party County Central Committees, you get to shape the future of our City and Country.
As we approach the March 5, 2024 election we will add more information about the candidates and measures on the ballot, as well as our endorsements. But for now, here is what we know will be on the ballot.
The Democratic Presidential Primary is your best shot at influencing who becomes President. The State of California is almost certainly going to vote for the Democratic nominee in the general election, so the primary is where the real action is.
Since California will vote for a Democratic President, Republicans in California only have a chance to influence their party's nominee. If you are a Republican, you should vote in the Republican Presidential Primary to make your voice heard.
For the first time in a very long time, California will not have an incumbent Senator on the ballot. Senator Dianne Feinstein has served in the Senate since 1992 (that's 32 years!) and is retiring due to declining health.
We expect over a dozen candidates to run, and will update this list as we learn more.
Phil Ting is termed out, so this will be an open seat. So far, only Catherine Stefani has declared her candidacy.
San Francisco Supervisor, District 2
The most important election right now is for County Central Committee. These bodies control the local Democratic and Republican parties, and are responsible for endorsing candidates and ballot measures. If you want to influence the future of San Francisco politics, this is the election to pay attention to.
GrowSF advises everyone to register with a party. Being a no-party-preference or Independent voter just means you have less say in who gets elected. If you want to have a voice in the Democratic Party, you need to be a registered Democrat. If you want to have a voice in the Republican Party, you need to be a registered Republican.
If you're unhappy with the party, your best choice is to register as a member and vote for who runs it. Don't protest the parties, get involved and change them!
County Central Committee (Democratic), District 17