Department of Elections Advises Voters to Check Their Polling Place Location Before Election Day, Tuesday, June 5

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, June 1, 2018 – The Department of Elections provides a Polling Place and Sample Ballot Lookup Tool for voters to confirm the address of their polling place. This tool can be accessed from the home page of   

Once voters input their residential address, the tool will display their polling place details, including type of the facility (i.e., school or public library), cross streets, and accessibility information, such as slope at the entrance. The tool interfaces with Google Maps, allowing voters to view a map that pinpoints their polling place location and get door-to-door walking, public transit, bicycling, or driving directions.

It is important that voters know the location of their designated polling place. If a voter goes to a polling place other than the one designated for the precinct in which the voter lives, the voter’s name will not be printed in the Roster of Voters. In this situation, a poll worker will first offer to redirect the voter to the assigned polling place, based on the voter’s home address. However, if the voter declines redirection, the poll worker will issue a provisional ballot, which might not include all of the contests for which the voter is entitled to vote.

Voters can also check the address of their polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Pamphlet, by contacting the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, or writing to


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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