As a San Francisco voter, you can vote in the upcoming election by mail or in person at the City Hall Voting Center or at a polling place.
Vote and Return your Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Around August 16, 2021, the Department of Elections will begin sending vote-by-mail (VBM) packets, each containing an official ballot, instructions, an “I voted” sticker, and a postage-paid return envelope, to all locally registered voters. On August 16, the Department will also open its accessible vote-by-mail (AVBM) system, with screen readable ballots compatible with personal assistive devices, at sfelections.org/access. For this election, the AVBM system will be open to all voters.
Whether you use a VBM ballot that has arrived in the mail or the AVBM system, you must be sure to complete and sign the return envelope and return your ballot on time, using one of the options shown on the chart below.
*You may also return your ballot to any official ballot drop-off station or polling place in California by 8 p.m. on Election Day, September 14 — local ballots returned in other counties will be forwarded to San Francisco.
Vote at City Hall Between August 16 and Election Day
For the upcoming election, the City Hall Voting Center will be open to all local voters who wish to register to vote or vote in person, use accessible voting equipment, receive personal assistance, or return their vote-by-mail ballots:
• Every weekday (except Labor Day, September 6), from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• The last two weekends (September 4–5 and September 11–12), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• On Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Vote at your Assigned Polling Place on Election Day
Between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day, September 14, 588 polling places will be open to local voters who wish to register to vote or vote in person, use accessible voting equipment, receive personal assistance, or drop off vote-by-mail ballots.
The address of your assigned polling place along with accessibility information about the facility, including the slope at the entrance are printed on the back cover of this pamphlet. If your assigned polling place changes, the Department of Elections will attempt to notify you via a postcard and a sign posted at your old polling place location. Prior to voting on Election Day, you may visit sfelections.org/MyVotingLocation to confirm your polling place address.