City Hall Voting Center Opens in Less Than Two Weeks, on October 11

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – In less than two weeks, on October 11, the Department of Elections will open the Voting Center at City Hall. Anyone registered to vote in San Francisco can cast a ballot at the Voting Center prior to or on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 8.

The Voting Center will be open for four weeks, as follows:

  • Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The two weekends before the election, October 29–30 and November 5–6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Department has increased the capacity of the Voting Center since the last election, expanding the number of voter check-in stations, voting booths, and informational stations staffed with Elections personnel ready to answer voters’ questions and provide assistance in various languages.

At the Voting Center, voters may choose to vote a ballot in English, Chinese, Spanish, or Filipino; ballot facsimiles are available as a reference in Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean.

Voters can also visit the Voting Center to drop off their completed vote-by-mail ballots, exchange a spoiled ballot, or use an accessible voting machine to cast their vote by using either a touchscreen or audio ballot. Those who need to register or reregister can do so through Monday, October 24, and vote during the same visit. 

For convenience and to avoid potential Election Day lines on November 8, the Department of Elections encourages San Franciscans to cast their vote early at the City Hall Voting Center.

For more information about the November 8 election, visit or call the Department of Elections at (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

News Category: