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.

Watch a video about voting in the November 3 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.

Voting at the City Hall Voting Center

The voting center opens October 5 and will be located outside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

My Election Navigator

Map out your voting plan for the November 3 election and explore resources to help you prepare for the election.

Accessible Vote-by-Mail System

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

Voter Portal

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

Latest News

The Department of Elections Begins Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment for the November 3 Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, September 11, 2020 – In preparation for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election, the Department of Elections will begin Logic and Accuracy testing of the voting equipment on Friday, September 18. A detailed schedule of Logic and Accuracy testing, including dates and hours, is available at

Submission of Official Ballot Arguments for District Measure “RR, Caltrain Sales Tax,” for Inclusion in the San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, August 14, 2020 – The deadline to submit an official opponent argument associated with district ballot measure “RR, Caltrain Sales Tax” is noon, Tuesday, August 18. The official opponent argument will appear in the San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet for the November 3, 2020, election.

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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