Official Ballot Drop-Off Stations in San Francisco

People filling dropping off ballots at a drop off station

 

San Francisco voters can return their voted ballots to one of the official ballot drop-off stations that will be open as follows:

Location Date/Time
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium,
99 Grove St
Monday-Friday, October 5-November 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, October 17-18, October 24-25 and October 31-November 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Supervisorial District 1 - Anza Branch Library, 550 37th Ave Saturday/Sunday: October 31-November 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday November 2: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Supervisorial District 2 - Golden Gate Valley Library, 1801 Green St
Supervisorial District 3 - Portsmouth Square, Washington St at Walter U Lum Pl
Supervisorial District 4 - Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega St
Supervisorial District 5 - Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St
Supervisorial District 6 - Chase Center, 1655 3rd St
Supervisorial District 7 - West Portal Branch Library, 190 Lenox Way
Supervisorial District 8 - Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library, 451 Jersey St
Supervisorial District 9 - Mission Branch Library, 300 Bartlett St
Supervisorial District 10 -Bayview/Linda Brooks-Burton Library, 5075 3rd St
Supervisorial District 11 -Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission St

Official ballot drop-off stations are clearly recognizable, staffed with Elections personnel wearing red vests, and, importantly, ensure security of ballots returned by voters.

At drop-off stations, voters deposit their voted ballots into sealed red ballot boxes that bear the official seal of the City and County of San Francisco and are monitored by Department of Elections personnel.

Each voting day, all red ballot boxes containing voted ballots are transported by the San Francisco City and County Deputy Sheriffs to the Department of Elections. The Department of Elections maintains a complete chain of custody record for ballots returned by voters to drop-off stations, creating a chronological record of the collection, custody, transfer, and disposition of these ballots.

Voters can also return their ballots by mail. No stamp is required to return the ballot through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Ballots that are returned by mail must be postmarked before or on Election Day, November 3. To search for convenient locations of USPS boxes and pickup times, voters can go usps.com/locator

On Election Day, voters may return their ballots to any of the 588 drop-off stations set up at polling places across the City. Ballots that are personally returned must be delivered no later than the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3.