Department of Elections

Have your say! Vote your way! November 3, 2020 Consolidated General Election

Due to Public Health Orders and health safety guidelines issued by the City, visiting the Department requires a scheduled appointment. To set an appointment, email or call (415) 554-4375. To learn more about the City’s Public Health Orders, visit

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 apply.

To check if you are registered to vote in San Francisco or confirm that your information is up to date, go to To register to vote, go to or contact us to receive a registration form in the mail.

Ballot Simplification Committee Information - November 3, 2020 General Election


Voting by mail

All voters will be sent vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3 election. Look out for your ballot in early October.

Voter Portal

Review your registration information, locate your voting districts, track your ballot, and more!

Ranked-Choice Voting

Learn about ranked-choice voting and practice making a ranked-choice contest with 10 rankings

Voting at a voting center before or on Election Day

The Department will offer early, in-person voting services at voting centers. The City Hall Voting Center opens October 5.

Voting at a polling place on Election Day

The Department will provide in-person voting services at 588 polling places on Election Day, November 3.

Accessible Vote-by-Mail System

All voters may access their ballots using a remote accessible vote-by-mail system, beginning October 5.

Latest News

Ballot Simplification Committee Meetings for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election Begin on July 20
SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Beginning Monday, July 20, the Ballot Simplification Committee will conduct public meetings to prepare a fair and impartial summary of each local ballot measure for the November 3 election.

The Department of Elections Will Canvass Two Community Benefit District Elections on July 14, 2020: Castro Community Benefit District Election and Fisherman’s Wharf Landside Community Benefit District
SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, July 9, 2020 — On Tuesday, July 14, the Department of Elections will conduct the canvass of ballots cast in the special elections to establish a Castro Community Benefit District and Fisherman’s Wharf Landside Community Benefit District.

Get in Touch with the Department

1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(Get Directions)
Hours: Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: (415) 554-4375
Fax: (415) 554-7344
TTY: (415) 554-4386

Language Access
中文: (415) 554-4367
Español: (415) 554-4366
Filipino: (415) 554-4310

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