Department of Elections
For voter convenience, the Voting Center outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on 99 Grove St will be open the next three weekends, Oct 17-18, Oct 24-25, and Oct 31-Nov 1, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. All City residents can visit the Voting Center to vote in person, drop off their vote-by-mail ballots, or, after the October 19 registration deadline, to register and vote provisionally.
Due to Public Health Orders and health safety guidelines issued by the City, visiting the Department’s office in Room 48 requires a scheduled appointment. To set an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 554-4375. To learn more about the City’s Public Health Orders, visit sf.gov/coronavirus.
November 3 Election Highlights
To ensure that San Franciscans can exercise their right to vote in a safe manner during the November 3 election, the Department of Elections will mail ballots to all registered voters in October. To receive a vote-by-mail ballot, voters do not need to request or apply for a ballot. To return their ballots, voters can visit usps.com/locator to search for locations of USPS blue boxes and pickup times.
588 polling places will be open in San Francisco for in-person voting and vote-by-mail ballot drop-off from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. To view a list of sites, go to the Voting Site Wait Times Lookup Tool.
To check if you are registered to vote in San Francisco or confirm that your information is up to date, go to sfelections.org/voterportal. To register to vote, go to or contact us to receive a registration form in the mail. registertovote.ca.gov
WAYS TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 3 ELECTION AND MORE!
All voters will be sent vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3 election. Look out for your ballot in early October.
The voting center opens October 5 and will be located outside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
Map out your voting plan for the November 3 election and explore resources to help you prepare for the election.
All voters may access their ballots using a remote accessible vote-by-mail system, beginning October 5.
The Department will provide in-person voting services at 588 polling places on Election Day, November 3.
Review your registration information, locate your voting districts, track your ballot, and more!
The Department of Elections Reminds San Franciscans that Monday, October 19 is the Last Day to Register to Vote or Update Registration and Receive a Ballot by Mail for the November 3 Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, October 16, 2020 – Monday, October 19, 2020, is the deadline to register to vote or update registration information and receive a ballot in the mail for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election.
The Department of Elections Has Begun Processing Returned Vote-By-Mail Ballots for the November 3 Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 – The Department of Elections has begun processing returned vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election.
Get in Touch with the Department
1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (415) 554-4375
Fax: (415) 554-7344
TTY: (415) 554-4386