Department of Elections Encourages San Franciscans to Take Advantage of Early Voting Opportunities at the City Hall Voting Center or by Mail

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – Since the City Hall Voting Center opened on Tuesday, October 11, over 700 voters have cast their vote in the November 8 election. The Department of Elections has also received approximately 11,500 of the nearly 300,000 ballots that were mailed to voters. 

The Department of Elections encourages San Franciscans to take advantage of early voting opportunities, either at the City Hall Voting Center or by mail.

The Voting Center is open between now and Election Day, November 8 as follows:

  • Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The two weekends before the election, October 29–30 and November 5–6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (public must enter via Grove Street on weekends)
  • Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters who wish to vote by mail may request a mailed ballot only for this election or become a permanent vote-by-mail voter.

There are various ways to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot only for this election:

  • Call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, or visit the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48
  • Apply online at sfelections.org/vbm
  • Complete and mail the application found on the back cover of the Voter Information Pamphlet
  • Send a request by fax to (415) 554-4372 or by email as a scanned attachment to sfvote@sfgov.org, or mail a request to the Department of Elections. The request must include the voter’s name, date of birth, signature, home address, and the address to which the ballot should be mailed, if different from the home address.

Those who wish to receive a ballot for all future elections may print and complete an application and return it to the Department of Elections.

For more information about the November 8 election, visit sfelections.org or contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.

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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
sfelections.org

 

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