Make Changes to Your Registration Record

People filling out voter registration applications at an Elections Outreach event


The deadline to make changes to your registration record is 15 days before an election.

To change your name or political party preference, or to update the signature in your registration record, you must re-register. Visit the Registration Basics page.

Update Your Registration

The following changes to your voter registration record can be made by submitting a Registration Update Form. Print, sign, and return the form to the Department of Elections either by mail, by fax to (415) 554-4372, or as a scanned email attachment to

  • Change San Francisco residential address
  • Add or change mailing address
  • Remove mailing address and receive mail at your residential address
  • Add, update, or remove telephone number
  • Add, update, or remove email address
  • Request a Voter Notification Card

The following changes to your registration record can be made online, without a signature, using the Voter Portal or by contacting the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375 or

  • Stop or resume mailing of your local Voter Information Pamphlet and Sample Ballot
  • Stop or resume mailing of your state Voter Information Guide
  • Submit your language preference to receive translated election materials

Cancel Your Registration

To cancel your San Francisco voter registration, complete the Request to Cancel Voter Registration.

If you have moved out of San Francisco, contact the elections official in your new county for information about re-registering to vote. California residents may register at

Notify the Department of Voters who have Moved or are Deceased

To notify the Department of Elections about voters who are no longer living at an address, complete and return the Third Party Notification Form.

To report a voter’s death, please use the Notification of Deceased Voter Form.