Department of Elections

November 3, 2020 Consolidated General Election Preliminary Results


Due to Public Health Orders and health safety guidelines issued by the City, visiting the Department’s office in Room 48 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 request or apply for a ballot. To return their ballots, voters can visit to search for locations of USPS blue boxes and pickup times.

588 polling places will be open in San Francisco for in-person voting and vote-by-mail ballot drop-off from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. To view a list of sites, go to the Voting Site Wait Times Lookup Tool.

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 and returning vote-by-mail ballot

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 outdoor 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

San Francisco Department of Elections Certifies November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Today, the San Francisco Department of Elections certified the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election.

November 3 Consolidated General Election Results Report #16 and Ballot Processing Update
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the 16th preliminary election results report of votes cast for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General 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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