Today is Election Day for the 2020 Consolidated Presidential Primary Election!

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, March 3, 2020– All San Francisco polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. San Franciscans can confirm the location of their polling place at or by calling (415) 554-4375.  

San Francisco residents can also vote at one of the voting centers located in City Hall, the San Francisco State University campus at 798 State Drive, or the Joseph Lee Recreation Center at 1395 Mendell Street.  All voting centers observe the same hours as polling places.

Voters may drop off their vote-by-mail ballots at any polling place or voting center. Voters can also return the ballots to the ballot drop-off stations located outside each voting center. 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 and received by the Department no later than Friday, March 6. If using a USPS box, voters should check the collection hours to ensure the ballot is not too late for today’s pick-up. 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.

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. – all results reports will be posted on the Department’s website
  2. San Francisco Government Television – SFGTV, Channel 26, will report summary results throughout the night in a news ticker during SFGTV programming
  3. City Hall, North Light Court – printed copies of the summary results reports will also be available
  4. Department of Elections, City Hall, Room 48 – printed copies of results reports will be available at the Department’s front counter (due to their length, the preliminary Statement of the Vote will not be printed).
  5. On Twitter @sfelections and


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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