Vote at the City Hall Voting Center
Avoid potential lines at your polling place by casting your ballot at the City Hall Voting Center, which opens 29 days before each election. You can also visit the Voting Center to register, update your registration, drop off your vote-by-mail ballot, or get a replacement ballot.
The City Hall Voting Center offers ballots and voter assistance in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino, and also has ballot facsimiles in Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean. Ballots are offered in several formats: paper, touchscreen, or audio, and various accessibility tools are available to help you cast your ballot privately and independently.
City Hall Voting Center Hours
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.
- 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.
Authorize Someone to Pick up Your Ballot at City Hall
You may authorize someone to pick up your ballot from the City Hall Voting Center during voting hours:
- Beginning 29 days before the election, you may authorize a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or someone who lives in your household
- Beginning seven days before an election, you may authorize anyone over the age of 16
To authorize someone to pick up your ballot, complete and sign the Ballot Pick-Up Authorization Form. The authorized person must bring the completed form to the City Hall Voting Center to pick up your ballot.
The Department of Elections strives to ensure that every eligible voter in San Francisco has the opportunity to vote. If you need additional assistance to receive your ballot, contact us through our contact form or call (415) 554-4375.