Early Voting for the November 5 Election Opens on Monday, October 7

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 – Voting in the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election begins on Monday, October 7 at the Voting Center in City Hall.

Between Monday, October 7, and Monday, November 4, the Voting Center on the ground floor of City Hall will be open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Voting Center will also be open on the two weekends before the election, October 26-27 and November 2-3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“All eligible San Francisco residents, including non-citizens eligible to vote in the Board of Education election, may visit the Voting Center to register to vote, update registration information, mark and cast ballots, or obtain replacement ballots,” said Director John Arntz. “Voters may choose to vote a ballot in English, Chinese, Spanish, or Filipino, each available in paper, accessible touchscreen, and audio formats. We also provide ballot facsimiles in Vietnamese and Korean for voters to use as a reference when marking their official ballots.”

To help voters prepare to cast their ballots, the Department of Elections has begun mailing the Voter Information Pamphlets; mailing to approximately 468,000 voters is expected to be completed by the end of the week. Inside the Voter Information Pamphlet, voters will find a sample ballot, as well as information about candidates and measures, voting options, and election dates and deadlines. The Pamphlet also includes a Ballot Worksheet, a tool to help voters mark their selections in advance to save time and prevent mistakes when marking the official ballots. On the back cover of the Pamphlet, voters will find the address of their assigned polling place.

Voters may also access the Pamphlet online by clicking “I WANT TO …Review my Voter Guide” on the homepage of sfelections.org. Currently the pamphlet is posted in PDF format with HTML, XML, and MP3 formats following shortly.

Anyone with questions about registration or voting is encouraged to call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375 or write to sfvote@sfgov.org.   


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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