The Department of Elections will Open 501 Neighborhood Polling Places on Election Day, November 8

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, November 1, 2022 – Between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8), the Department of Elections will offer voting and ballot drop-off services at 501 polling places across San Francisco.

“The Department partners with public agencies and community members to secure sites such as schools, firehouses, garages, community centers, and businesses to host voting on Election Day. We are very grateful to each and every polling place host who agrees to share their space to provide in-person voting services on Election Day,” said Director John Arntz. “At these neighborhood polling places, local voters can mark and cast ballots, receive language assistance, or use accessible voting equipment. All 501 polling places will also serve as ballot drop-off locations and any voter can return their vote-by-mail ballot at any polling place.”

Any voter who plans to drop off their vote-by-mail ballot at a polling place, can use the Voting Site Wait Times Lookup Tool at to find a convenient local polling place.

Any San Franciscan who plans to cast their ballot at a polling place is reminded to make sure they know the location of their assigned polling place before heading out to vote.

Since different precincts lie in different combinations of voting districts, the ballot for each precinct shows only the contests in which residents of that precinct are eligible to participate. It is important for voters to vote at a polling place designated for their precinct so that their ballot includes all contests for which they are entitled to vote.

To locate their assigned polling place, voters may use one of several methods:

  • Go to the “Find My Polling Place” tab of the Voter Portal at
  • Refer to the back of the Voter Information Pamphlet
  • Call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375 or email us at

Many polling places have changed since the June 7, 2022 election. Earlier this month, the Department has mailed multilingual notices to voters whose polling places changed, listing the address of their new polling place. On Election Day, the Department will post multilingual signs at all polling place sites used in the last election but not in use for this election. Each sign will list the address of the new polling place, along with a QR code for those who prefer cell phone directions.  



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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