The Department of Elections Reminds San Franciscans that Monday, October 24 is the Last Day to Register to Vote and Receive a Ballot by Mail for the November 8 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – The deadline to register to vote or update voter registration information and receive a ballot in the mail is October 24.  After October 24, people can still register or update their voter record but must do so in person at the City Hall Voting Center or at a polling place. 

Eligible San Franciscans can register or re-register at before midnight on October 24 or by returning a paper registration form (mailed registration forms must be postmarked on or before October 24, 2022).

“Everyone who is registered to vote by October 24 will receive a ballot in the mail. Voters can return their ballots via the USPS, any bona fide mail carrier, official ballot drop boxes, polling places, or to the City Hall Voting Center,” said Director John Arntz. “San Franciscans who miss the October 24th deadline can still register and vote in person at the City Hall Voting Center or at a neighborhood polling place.”  

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be 1) a United States citizen and a resident of California; 2) at least 18 years old by Election Day; 3) not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court; and 4) not currently serving a state or federal prison term for conviction of a felony.

People on parole can now register and vote in California. Prior to November 2020, the right to vote in California excluded persons on parole for a felony conviction. In November 2020, voters approved Proposition 17, the Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment, which amended the state constitution to allow people on parole for felony convictions to vote.

Since 2016, local law has allowed certain non-citizen residents of San Francisco to vote in local School Board contests. For more information about non-citizen registration and voting, or to download a non-citizen voter registration form, please visit, or contact the Department of Elections.

San Franciscans can determine if they are registered to vote or confirm that their voter registration information is up to date at registered to vote in the Board of Education contest can check their registration status at Both portals serve as a centralized place where voters can obtain information about their registration, check the status of their vote-by-mail ballot, and review other relevant resources. 


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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