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 the City Hall Voting Center

The City Hall Voting Center opens October 5 and will be located outside the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

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

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.

Random Alpha Drawing for State Senate District 11 and State Assembly District 19, and Selection of Official Opponent Arguments Associated with Local Ballot Measures for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – The Department of Elections will conduct a random alpha drawing on Thursday, August 13, at 11 a.m., to determine the order of candidates listed on the November 3, 2020 ballot for the offices of State Senator, District 11, and State Assembly, District 19.

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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