Tuesday, May 29, is the Last Day to Request to Vote by Mail in the June 5 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, May 18, 2018 –Voters who have not yet applied but wish to vote by mail may choose whether to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 5 election only or become a permanent vote-by-mail voter.

Although voters have until Tuesday, May 29, to request to receive a ballot by mail, the Department of Elections urges people to submit their requests as early as possible to allow for timely receipt and return of their ballots.

There are various ways to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for the June 5 election:

  • Call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375
  • Complete an online application at sfelections.org/vbm
  • Complete and mail the application found on the back cover of the Voter Information Pamphlet

Under state election law, applying for permanent vote-by-mail status requires a voter’s signature. Those who wish to receive a ballot for all future elections may print, complete, and submit an application.

The Department of Elections reminds voters who already vote by mail to return their voted ballots on time. Vote-by-mail ballots that are returned by mail must be postmarked before or on Election Day, June 5 and received by the Department of Elections no later than Friday, June 8.

Vote-by-mail ballots that are personally delivered to the City Hall Voting Center, the Ballot Drop-off Stations at City Hall, or polling places must be returned no later than the close of polls at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

For more information about the June 5 election, visit sfelections.org or contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.


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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