Department of Elections
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 554-4375. To learn more about the City’s Public Health Orders, visit sf.gov/coronavirus.
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 sfelections.org/voterportal. To register to vote, go to or contact us to receive a registration form in the mail. registertovote.ca.gov
WAYS TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 3 ELECTION AND MORE!
All voters will be sent vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3 election. Look out for your ballot in early October.
Review your registration information, locate your voting districts, track your ballot, and more!
Learn about ranked-choice voting and practice making a ranked-choice contest with 10 rankings
The Department will offer early, in-person voting services at voting centers. The City Hall Voting Center opens October 5.
The Department will provide in-person voting services at 588 polling places on Election Day, November 3.
All voters may access their ballots using a remote accessible vote-by-mail system, beginning October 5.
November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election: Extension of Candidate Nomination Deadlines for Board of Education and Community College Board
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, August 7, 2020 – The nomination deadlines for candidates for the Board of Education and Community College Board have been extended five calendar days because the incumbents have chosen not to pursue re-election.
Selection of Letters for the Local Ballot Measures to be Submitted to the Voters in the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, August 7, 2020 – On Monday, August 10, at 11 a.m., the Department of Elections will select and assign a letter to identify each local measure that will appear on the ballot 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
Hours: Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (415) 554-4375
Fax: (415) 554-7344
TTY: (415) 554-4386