Today Is the Deadline to Register To Vote in the November 8 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, October 24, 2016– Today is the last day to register to vote or to update certain registration information for the upcoming November 8 election.

San Franciscans who are not sure if they are registered to vote or whether their registration information is current are urged to check their registration via the Voter Registration Status Lookup tool on

Voters who prefer to call instead of going online to check their registration status may contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375. Telephone assistance is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, and other languages.

There are several ways to register to vote before today’s deadline:

  • Online at before midnight. Online registration is an option for all citizens who live in California
  • From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of Elections’ office in City Hall, Room 48
  • From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Department staff at City Hall’s main entrance on Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street)

Voter Registration Cards are also available at most post offices, San Francisco Public Library branches, and Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

Applicants who plan to mail their Voter Registration Cards are reminded that the Voter Registration Cards must be postmarked with today’s date, October 24.  Applicants are also reminded that, if they deposit a Voter Registration Card in a blue USPS mailbox after the printed collection time on the box, the card will be postmarked on the next collection day.


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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