The Department of Elections Encourages Voters to Make a Plan to Vote in the November 8 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, September 30, 2022 – Last week, the Department of Elections mailed a multilingual notice regarding voting options for the November 8, 2022, Consolidated General Election to every San Francisco residence.  

This notice explained that, in early October, every actively registered voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail and will have several options for returning that ballot: by mail, to one of San Francisco’s 34 official ballot drop boxes (a list of these boxes is available at, to the City Hall Voting Center, or to any polling place. This notice also highlighted that, starting October 11, any local voter, including certain non-citizen residents eligible to participate in the Board of Education Election, may register and/or vote at the City Hall Voting Center – open every weekday as well as the last two weekends before Election Day – or on Election Day, at any of San Francisco’s 501 polling places. Finally, the notice encouraged San Francisco residents to prepare for the November 8 Election by registering to vote or confirming or updating their voter registration at

“With early voting commencing in less than two weeks, we encourage San Franciscans to make a plan to vote in the upcoming election,” said Director John Arntz. “To provide city residents with information about registration and voting, we have launched our outreach program that utilizes many strategies including teaming up with local non-profit organizations, distributing multilingual print and digital materials at community events and resource tables, conducting in-person and virtual presentations, placing advertisements in local print and digital media as well as on Muni buses, and broadcasting public service announcements via television and radio.”

The Department is committed to providing clear and up-to-date information to San Francisco residents who prefer to obtain information in-person and those who prefer to interact with the Department online or via telephone. The Department provides an array of multilingual informational pages and online self-help tools on its website, One of such tools is a My Election Navigator tool available at This easy-to-use tool guides voters through the process of creating a voting plan. While voters are deciding on their preferred voting option, the tool provides key election information and voting resources to assist San Franciscans in preparing for the upcoming election. For voters who prefer to call for information, the Department staffs public telephone lines, with dedicated lines for Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Filipino speakers and can provide interpretation services in over 200 languages.

For more information about the upcoming November 8 election, please contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, write to, or visit the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48.


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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