Today is Election Day for the 2020 Consolidated General Election!

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, November 3, 2020– The Voting Center at 99 Grove Street and all 588 polling places in San Francisco are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All in-person voting sites offer translated election materials and accessibility resources, and are set up to facilitate safe and convenient voting experience. San Franciscans can confirm the locations of their polling places at sfelections.org/myvotinglocation or by calling (415) 554-4375.  

Voters are reminded to wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing when voting in person. 

Voters may drop off their mail-in ballots at any polling place or the Voting Center. Voters can also return the ballots to any ballot drop-off station in the City. (A list of official San Francisco ballot drop-off stations can be found at sfelections.org/ballotdropofflocations.) Ballots that are personally returned must be delivered no later than the close of polls at 8:00 p.m.

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked with today’s date. Voters should check the pickup time on the blue USPS collection box, home letterbox, or business mail drop, if mailing their ballots on Election Day. If the last pickup has already occurred, the ballot envelope will be postmarked late and will not be counted. Voters can also take the ballot to a local post office and confirm with the counter representative that the ballot will be postmarked with today’s date.

Anyone with questions related to voting or other election matters is urged to call the Department of Elections immediately at (415) 554-4375 so that Department personnel can assist while the polls are open and there is still the opportunity to vote.

Anyone who believes they have information concerning a possible incident of election fraud or interference should call the San Francisco District Attorney’s Election Fraud Hotline at (628) 652-4368.

The Department of Elections will release preliminary election results tonight. The first report will be available at approximately 8:45 p.m., with updates throughout the evening. The results will be available from the following sources:

  1. Statewide Election results will be available at sos.ca.gov
  2. On the results page of the Department’s website, sfelections.org/results – all results reports, including the preliminary Statement of the Vote and the Cast Vote Record data, will be posted.
  3. San Francisco Government Television – SFGTV, Channel 26, will report summary results throughout the night in a news ticker during SFGTV programming.
  4. Outside City Hall
    • City Hall, Grove Street entrance – paper copies of the results reports will be available on a table located outside City Hall at the entrance on the Grove Street side of the building.  However, due to their length, preliminary Statements of the Vote will not be printed and paper copies will not be available.
    • Civic Center Plaza –the Department will provide printed copies of the most recent results reports at the corner of Carlton B. Goodlett Place (Polk Street) and Grove Street, on the Civic Center Plaza side.  Director John Arntz will be available for questions at this location whenever updated results reports are issued.
  5. On Twitter @sfelections and Facebook.com/sfelections

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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
Sfelections.org

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