Full Commission - August 21, 2019 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
August 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, Room 408
San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco, CA 94102
Elections Commission
City and County of San Francisco
Viva Mogi, President
Charlotte Hill, Vice President
Lucy Bernholz
Roger Donaldson
Christopher Jerdonek 
Charles Jung 
Jill Rowe
John Arntz, Director of Elections 
William Walker, Secretary
San Francisco Elections Commission 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 408
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 
San Francisco, California 94102
Order of Business
1. Call to Order & Roll Call
2. General Public Comment
Public comment on any issue within the Elections Commission’s general jurisdiction that is not covered by another item on this agenda.
3. Open Source Voting
Discussion and possible action regarding the City and County of San Francisco's open source voting system project.
a) Commissioners' Reports
b) Technical Advisory Committee Report
Discussion and possible action to approve Minutes for the June 19, 2019 Elections Commission Meeting.  (Agenda Packet: Draft Minutes June 19, 2019)
Discussion and possible action on recommendations to increase voter turnout. (Attachment: Report on Voter Participation)
Discussion and possible action regarding the Commission’s 2017 and 2018 Annual Reports (Attachments: Draft 2017 Annual Report; Draft 2018 Annual Report)
7. Commissioners’ Reports
Commissioner reports on topics not covered by another item on this agenda: meetings with public officials; oversight and observation activities; long-range planning for Commission activities and areas of study; proposed legislation which affects elections.
8. Director’s Report
Director’s Report on topics not covered by another item on this agenda. (Agenda Packet: Director’s Report, Attachment on Voter Security, Attachment on Voter File Maintenance)
9. Agenda items for future meetings
Discussion and possible action regarding items for future agendas.
There will be an opportunity for public comment on each agenda item.
Materials contained in the Commission packets for meetings are available for inspection and copying during regular office hours at the Department of Elections, City Hall Room 48.  Materials are placed in the Elections Commission's Public Binder no later than 72 hours prior to meetings.  Any materials distributed to members of the Elections Commission within 72 hours of the meeting or after the agenda packet has been delivered to the members are available for inspection at the Department of Elections, City Hall Room 48, in the Commission's Public Binder, during normal office hours.
Cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices: The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. The Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.
Disability Access: The meeting will be held in Room 408, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA. The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. The nearest accessible BART station is Civic Center (Market/Grove/Hyde Streets). Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the F, J, K, L, M, N, T (exit at Civic Center or Van Ness Stations). MUNI bus lines also serving the area are the 5, 5R, 6, 7, 7R, 7X, 9, 9R, 19, 21, 47, and 49. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 311, call (415) 701-4485, or visit http://www.sfmuni.com. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.
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