Voting Options for the November 6 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Saturday, November 3, 2018 – The Department of Elections reminds San Franciscans of their many options for casting their vote in the November 6 Election.   

Voting at the City Hall Voting Center
Eligible residents can cast a ballot at the Voting Center during these hours:

  • Sunday, November 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, November 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Returning a vote-by-mail ballot by mail
Voters who plan to mail their ballots are reminded that the ballot envelopes must be postmarked, or date stamped by a delivery company, before or on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, and received by the Department of Elections no later than Friday, November 9, in order for the ballots to be counted.

Anyone uncertain about whether a mailed ballot will reach the Department in time is encouraged to instead bring the ballot to the City Hall Voting Center, the Department’s Ballot Drop-Off Stations, or any polling place. 

Returning a vote-by-mail ballot in person 
Voters who plan to return their ballots in person, can bring the ballots to the Department’s Ballot Drop-Off Stations.  

The Ballot Drop-Off Stations are located on the Goodlett (Polk) and Grove street sides of City Hall and will be open during the same hours as the Voting Center.

As always, voters may bring their vote-by-mail ballots to any polling place in California during voting hours on Election Day.      

Voting at a polling place
Polling places are open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can check the address of their polling place at

For more information about the upcoming election, call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, write to, or visit the Department of Elections office in City Hall, Room 48.


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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