The Department of Elections Reminds Voters of Return Options for Vote-by-Mail Ballots

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 –The Department of Elections reminds voters who have not yet returned their vote-by-mail ballots of several options to do so:

By Mail
Voters who plan to mail their ballots are reminded that ballot envelopes must be postmarked or date stamped by a delivery company before or on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, and received by the Department no later than Friday, November 9.

In Person
Voters may also bring their ballot envelopes to the Department’s Voting Center in City Hall, the Ballot Drop-Off Stations outside City Hall, or any polling place during voting hours on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.

The Voting Center will be open every day through Election Day as follows: 

  • Monday–Friday through November 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • This weekend, November 3–4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Ballot Drop-Off Stations will be located on the Goodlett (Polk) and Grove street sides of City Hall and will be open as follows:

  • This weekend, November 3–4,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
  • Monday, November 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

After returning their ballots, voters are encouraged to check the status of their ballots at sfelections.org/myballot.

If there is an issue preventing the Department from counting a voter’s ballot, the tool provides the reason and actions the voter must take to resolve the issue. Voters whose ballots require corrective action will also receive a notice that includes various options to provide the required information to the Department. The Department urges voters who were notified of an issue with their ballot to provide the required information as soon as possible to allow the Department to count their ballot. 

For more information about the upcoming election, call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, write to sfvote@sfgov.org, or visit the Department of Elections office in City Hall, Room 48.

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

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