The Department of Elections Reminds Voters to Check Their Polling Place Locations

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, November 4, 2019 – As voters prepare to head to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, the Department of Elections reminds voters to confirm the address of their designated polling places.  

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.

“There are several ways for voters to check their polling place locations,” said Director John Arntz. “Voters can use an online Voter Portal at, check the back cover of their Voter Information Pamphlet, or call the Department at (415) 554-4375. On Election Day, 453 polling places will be open throughout the City. San Francisco residents can also choose to cast their ballots at the City Hall Voting Center or the San Francisco State University Voting Center located at 798 State Drive.”

Polling places and voting centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5.

Voters with questions or concerns on Election Day are urged to call (415) 554-4375 as soon as possible so that Department personnel can provide assistance while the polls are open and there is still the opportunity to vote.



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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