The City Hall Voting Center and Outdoor Ballot Drop-Off Stations Will Be Open the Next Two Weekends before Election Day, September 14

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – As a convenience to voters during the early voting period, the Department of Elections will extend voting and ballot drop-off hours, adding weekend hours.

The Voting Center in City Hall and outdoor ballot drop-off stations located on the corner of Grove and Polk Streets and across the street from City Hall main entrance, along Civic Center Plaza will be open every day, except Labor Day, as follows: 

  • Every weekday, (except Labor Day, September 6), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • On weekends, September 4-5 and September 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • On Election Day (Tuesday, September 14), from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“Early voting at City Hall offers San Franciscans a convenient opportunity to vote in person, drop off a voted ballot, use an accessible voting equipment, or get voting assistance in their preferred language,” said Director John Arntz. “To date, approximately 170,000 locally registered voters cast their ballot in the September 14 election.  Voters may mail in their voted ballots or bring them to one of the ballot drop-off stations set up outside City Hall. Starting September 11, the Department will open 11 additional outdoor drop-off stations in the City, one in each Supervisorial District.”  

A list of official San Francisco ballot drop-off stations can be viewed at

San Francisco’s official ballot drop-off stations have red ballot boxes bearing the official seal of the City and County of San Francisco and are staffed by Department of Elections personnel wearing red vests. Each voting day, all red ballot boxes containing voted ballots are transported by the San Francisco City and County Deputy Sheriffs to the Department of Elections.

Voters with disabilities who are unable to vote in-person or using an online accessible vote-by-mail system are encouraged to contact the Department of Elections to request at home service. Upon request, Elections personnel will travel to a voter’s location of choosing to provide assistance with completing a paper vote-by-mail ballot or an accessible ballot-marking device that allows any voter to navigate, mark and print a ballot using an audio or touchscreen format.

For more information about the September 14 election, voters are encouraged to contact the Department of Elections by writing to or calling (415) 554-4375.



Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375

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