The Department of Elections Reminds San Franciscans that Monday, August 30 is the Last Day to Register to Vote and Receive a Ballot by Mail for the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 –The deadline to register to vote or update registration information and receive a ballot in the mail for the September 14, 2021 election is Monday, August 30, 2021.

“Our Outreach team works year-round, spending time out in the community and teaming up with local non-profit organizations to distribute information about registration and voting,” said Director John Arntz. “With just a few short weeks left before Election Day, we are focusing on bringing voter registration opportunities to various neighborhoods in the City and encouraging San Franciscans to cast their vote in the September 14 election.”

To facilitate registration and provide information about voting options in the upcoming election, on Friday, August 27 and Monday, August 30, Department of Elections’ Outreach Team will host tabling events at these locations:

Friday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Ave.
Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library, 5075 3rd St.
Ocean View Branch Library, 345 Randolph St.
Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St.
Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis St.

Monday, August 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Portsmouth Square, Washington St. at Walter U Lum Pl
Boeddeker Park, 246 Eddy St.
Dolores Park, Dolores St. at 19th St.
Precita Park, Folsom St. at Precita Ave.
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, 1601 Lane St.

Additionally, on August 30, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., the Department of Elections will host a registration event in front of City Hall on the corner of Grove and Polk Streets. Elections staff will facilitate the collection of voter registration applications and vote-by-mail ballots, provide voter registration applications as well as information about the September 14 election and election-related services. 

Eligible residents can register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov before midnight on August 30 or by submitting a paper voter registration application to the Department of Elections in-person or by mail (mailed registration applications must be postmarked on or before August 30, 2021).

Per recent amendments to the state constitution, otherwise eligible California residents on parole may now register to vote. The current requirements to register to vote in California are therefore:

  • A United States citizen and a resident of California,
  • At least 18 years old before or on the day of the election, 
  • Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony, and
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.

Anyone with questions about registration or voting is encouraged to call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375 or write to sfvote@sfgov.org.   

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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
sfelections.org

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