Department of Elections Begins Sending Ballots for the November 6 Election to Military and Overseas Voters

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, September 21, 2018 –The Department of Elections has begun sending ballots for the November 6 election to military service members and other U.S. citizens living overseas.

Nearly 8,000 military and overseas voters will receive their ballots either by email, fax, or postal mail, depending on their chosen delivery method. Along with their ballots, voters will receive voting instructions with information about ballot return options and deadlines, and how to track that their voted ballots were received and counted by the Department of Elections.

The Military and Overseas Voting page on provides information on how people can apply to become military or overseas voters when they are absent from their county of residence while serving and/or living overseas, and explains several ways they can request, receive, and return their ballots, depending on their specific military or overseas status.

More information about the Department’s services is available at or by contacting the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.


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


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