Voting season is here and Gleeson has you covered! It’s that time when we are confronted by every media outlet. Radio, television and pamphlets are all telling us to vote yes or no on “X” proposition. Don’t get discouraged or overwhelmed; we are here to make this important time of the year easier for you to cast your vote.
Come be part of our informative and interactive display, helping you make a difference in our nation and Bay Area. On November 3rd we will have a mini-exhibition on the Woman’s Suffrage Movement (1848-1920) curated by our amazing Rare Books Librarian, John Hawk. This wonderful mini-exhibition is part of the CRASE Presidential Election event that will take place in the Gleeson Atrium. RSVP is required to attend the event.
Exercise your Fifteenth Amendment and, ladies, your Nineteenth Amendment. Make your vote count!
The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
The Constitution was later ratified adding the Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth and concluding with the Twenty-sixth Amendment, lowering the voting age to 18 years old.
Take away a better understanding on each proposition and how it affects San Francisco and California.
- San Francisco November 2016 Ballot Propositions (For a deep dive into the propositions of yesteryear, search the SF proposition database back to 1907.)
- California November 2016 Ballot Measures (The California ballot measure database will transport you all the way back to 1911.)
Don’t feel lost at the polls, we’ve got wonderful coloring bookmarks with a score card on the back that you can take to your poll station and breeze through your ballot.