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.
Watch videos to learn about the voting machines that comprise the new system: and Ballot-Scanning MachineAccessible Ballot-Marking Device
Find out 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
November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election: Extension of Candidate Nomination Deadlines for Offices of District Attorney and Sheriff
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, August 9, 2019 – The nomination deadlines for candidates for offices of District Attorney and Sheriff have been extended five calendar days because the incumbents did not file.
November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election: Nomination Period Closes Friday, August 9, for Candidates for City Attorney, District Attorney, Public Defender, Sheriff, Treasurer, Board of Education, and Community College Board
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – The nomination period closes this Friday, August 9, 5 p.m., for the following local offices appearing on the ballot for the November 5 election: City Attorney, District Attorney, Public Defender, Sheriff, Treasurer, Board of Education, and Community College Board.
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