Vote at a Voting Center - On or Before Election Day

 Entrance of City Hall with sign advertising Voting Center

 

For the March 3, 2020, election, the Department of Elections will open three early voting locations:

  • Voting Center at City Hall opens February 3
  • Voting Center at the San Francisco State University opens February 29
  • Voting Center at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center opens February 29

For voting center hours and directions, review the tabs below.

San Francisco voters are welcome to visit any voting center to register to vote, cast a ballot, drop off a voted vote-by-mail ballot, or get a replacement ballot. Those who missed the registration deadline may also visit a voting center to conditionally register and vote a provisional ballot.

All voting centers offer bilingual ballots, materials, and assistance in Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino, in addition to English, and facsimile ballots in Vietnamese, and Korean. Interpreting services are also available in hundreds of languages.

All voting centers have accessible entrances, voting equipment, and various tools to help voter cast their ballots privately and independently.

Ballot Drop-Off stations will be set up outside voting centers, Saturday – Tuesday, February 29 – March 2, and on Election Day, Tuesday, March 3, for the convenience of voters returning their vote-by-mail ballots.

City Hall Voting Center

The City Hall Voting Center opens 29 days before Election Day. Hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents’ Day)
  • Saturday and Sunday, two weekends before Election Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (enter on Grove Street)
  • Tuesday, Election Day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The City Hall Voting Center is located on the ground floor of San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48.
Click here to get directions to City Hall.

Voting Center at the San Francisco State University

The San Francisco State University (SFSU) Voting Center opens February 29. Hours are as follows:

  • Saturday and Sunday, February 29 – March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, March 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 3 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The SFSU Voting Center is located in the Towers Conference Center at 798 State Drive (off Lake Merced Boulevard). The Voting Center is located next to the Centennial Square Apartments, across the street from the Maloney baseball field. Voters may also access the Voting Center from the entrance located at 798 Font Boulevard.

Street parking is available on Lake Merced Boulevard, approximately .25 miles from the facility. Several Muni stops are located near the facility, around the perimeter of the SFSU campus. (View SFSU Muni Locations)

A ballot drop-off station will be available in front of the Voting Center during voting hours. Voters may walk, cycle, or drive by the Voting Center to return their voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Click here to get directions to the SFSU Voting Center.

Voting Center at the Joseph Lee Recreation Center

The Joseph Lee Voting Center opens February 29. Hours are as follows:

  • Saturday and Sunday, February 29 – March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, March 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 3 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Joseph Lee Recreation Center is located in the Bayview neighborhood at 1395 Mendell Street, between Oakdale and Newcomb Avenues.

Street parking is available near the facility, and there are several Muni stops located across the street, on 3rd Street. (View Muni Locations)

A ballot drop-off station will be available outside the facility during voting hours for voters to return their voted vote-by-mail ballots.

Click here to get directions to the Joseph Lee Recreation Center Voting Center.

Authorize Someone to Pick up Your Ballot at a Voting Center

Beginning February 3, you may authorize a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or a person residing in the same household as you to pick up your ballot from a voting center and deliver it to you by completing a Ballot Pick-Up and Delivery Authorization Form (PDF)

To pick up your ballot, the authorized person must bring the completed form to any voting center during voting hours.

If you need additional assistance to receive your ballot, contact us through our contact form or call (415) 554-4375.