Department of Elections
San Francisco Debuts a New Voting System
San Francisco voters will begin using a new voting system in the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election. While the new system offers expanded and improved features, voters will continue to use paper ballots. Watch this video for more information.
Learn more about the new voting system.
Topics in Focus
Practice marking a ranked-choice voting contest with 10 rankings
View the offices and measures you will vote on in the November 5 election
Learn how California primary elections work and why your party preference matters
Explore accessible voting options, materials, and services
Learn about eligibility requirements and voting in the November 5 School Board election
Review voting options while living overseas or serving in the military or uniformed service
Notice: Department of Elections Will Canvass Two Community Benefit District Elections on July 16, 2019: Civic Center Community Benefit District Election and Downtown Community Benefit District Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — On Tuesday, July 16, the Department of Elections will conduct the canvass of ballots cast in the special elections to establish a Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) and a Downtown Community Benefit District.
Notice: Department of Elections Will Canvass Union Square Business Improvement District Ballots on July 9, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, July 1, 2019 — On Tuesday, July 9, the Department of Elections will conduct the canvass of ballots cast in the special election to establish a Union Square Business Improvement District (BID).
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