Tuesday, November 1, is the Last Day to Request to Vote by Mail in the November 8 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – The Department of Elections reminds voters that the November 1 deadline to request to vote by mail for the upcoming November 8 election is quickly approaching. The Department also urges voters to submit their requests as soon as possible to allow for timely receipt and return of their ballots.

There are various ways to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot only for this election:

  • Complete an online application at sfelections.org/vbm
  • Call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375
  • Complete and mail the application found on the back cover of the Voter Information Pamphlet
  • Send a request by fax to (415) 554-4372 or by email as a scanned attachment to sfvote@sfgov.org, or mail a request to the Department of Elections. The request must include the voter’s name, date of birth, signature, home address, and the address to which the ballot should be mailed, if different from the home address.
  • Visit the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48

Those who wish to receive a ballot by mail for all future elections may print and complete an application and return it to the Department of Elections.

To meet the vote-by-mail application deadline on Tuesday, November 1, mailed or hand-delivered applications must be received by the Department of Elections no later than 5 p.m.; online applications must be submitted before midnight.

For more information about the November 8 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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