The Department of Elections Will Open its Voting Center in City Hall on October 11

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – In-person voting in the November 8, 2022, Consolidated General Election begins on Tuesday, October 11 at the Voting Center in City Hall. Any eligible city resident may visit the City Hall Voting Center to register, vote, or request a ballot on any weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or on one of the two weekends immediately before Election Day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Election Day, November 8, the Voting Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“All registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot packet in the mail for the November 8 election,” said Director John Arntz. “Eligible San Francisco residents, including non-citizens eligible to vote in the Board of Education election, may still visit the City Hall Voting Center to vote in person, register to vote or update their registration information, receive a replacement ballot, or return their mailed ballot.”  

Like all San Francisco polling places, the City Hall Voting Center can serve voters with different needs. Any voter may choose to mark and cast a paper ballot or an accessible (touchscreen or audio) ballot at the Voting Center or request to vote “curbside” by calling (415) 554-4375 or by asking a companion to request this service from a Voting Center representative on their behalf. Any voter may also choose to receive an official ballot in English and either Chinese, Filipino, or Spanish, or a facsimile (reference) ballot in Burmese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, or Vietnamese. In addition, assistance in hundreds of languages will be available to any Voting Center visitor. 

To encourage voters to share their excitement about casting a ballot with their friends, family, and neighbors, the Department of Elections has set up several photo stations with giant-sized images of the iconic “I Voted” sticker in the City Hall Voting Center. Throughout the early voting period, signs and Voting Center staff will invite voters who have just cast or dropped off a vote-by-mail ballot to use one of these stations to “Take a selfie with our “I Voted!” sticker to help encourage others to vote! Follow and tag the Department of Elections @SFElections”. Visitors too young to vote will have the opportunity to pose with an “I Am a Future Voter” sign.    


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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