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How Does the Voters’ Voice Initiative Work?

  1. Every registered voter in the City of San Diego gets four $25 Democracy Dollars certificates (total $100) in the mail. 
  2. Candidates must quality to receive Democracy Dollars by showing public support for their candidacy by  collecting signatures and $10 qualifying contributions from voters in San Diego.
  3. Registered voters assign Democracy Dollars to candidate(s) of their choice.  
  4. A program administrator verifies signatures and assigns to each campaign their Democracy Dollars.
  5. Public reports on the City’s Public Access Portal provide transparency for the Democracy Dollars program and all campaign contributions and expenditures. 

How Do Candidates Qualify?

 Candidates for Mayor must collect a signature and a minimal dollar contribution from a set number of eligible voters. For example, $10 from at least 600 eligible voters. Candidates for City Attorney and City Council must collect a signature and a minimal dollar contribution from a smaller number of.... 

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