Vote-by-Mail Ballots for the June 5 Election Will Arrive in Mailboxes Soon!

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, May 4, 2018 – The Department of Elections will soon begin mailing ballots for the June 5 election. Starting next week, nearly 290,000 San Franciscans—60 percent of registered voters—will receive their ballots in the mail. Along with their ballots, voters will receive voting instructions with information about ballot return options and deadlines.

The Department encourages all who vote by mail to use the Ballot Status Lookup Tool, which enables voters to track their ballots at several points in the process. For example, a voter can see when the ballot packet was delivered to the post office en route to the voter, when the Department received the ballot, when the voter’s signature on the return envelope was verified and the ballot was extracted from the envelope, and when the ballot was counted. The tool also allows voters to request a replacement ballot or a ballot in a different language.

The Department also provides a toll-free telephone number, (866) 325-9163, by which voters can confirm the status of their vote-by-mail ballots.

As early voting for the June 5 election starts next week at the City Hall Voting Center and ballots arrive at voters’ homes, Department staff are available to provide telephone, email, and in-person assistance to answer any election questions.

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


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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