Voting at a Polling Place
588 polling places in San Francisco will be open for in-person voting and vote-by-mail ballot drop-off services on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Every registered voter in San Francisco is assigned to a particular polling place, based on the voter’s residential address and voting districts.
Polling place ballots used throughout the city contain different combinations of contests and candidates, since voters who live in different parts of the city reside in different voting districts. If you decide to vote at a polling place with a different ballot type than the one at your assigned polling place, be aware that you will need to vote provisionally and the Department will only count the selections made in contests in which you are eligible to vote.
Your polling place address is printed on the back cover of this pamphlet. You may also use the Voting Locations and Wait Times Tool at sfelections.org/myvotinglocation to confirm your polling place address, including the type of the facility (such as school or public library), cross streets, accessibility information (such as slope at the entrance).
With so many items on the ballot in the upcoming election, the Ballot Worksheet (see here) can make voting in person quicker and easier. This worksheet, which lists every contest and measure throughout the city, is a tool to help voters mark their selections in advance to save time and prevent mistakes when marking the official ballot.
In-Person Voting Resources
All in-person voting facilities will offer bilingual ballots in English and Chinese, Spanish, or Filipino. Certain sites will also offer facsimile (reference) ballots in Burmese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, or Vietnamese. Bilingual workers will be available at most sites to provide multilingual assistance.
All in-person voting facilities will offer accessible voting equipment, tools, and personal assistance, as well as vote-by-mail ballot drop-off and curbside voting services.
Any voter may request curbside voting by calling (415) 554-4375 or by asking a companion to enter the facility to request delivery of voting materials to the voter outside.
Any voter may ask one or two people to assist them with marking a ballot, as long as the assistant is not the voter’s employer or a representative of the voter’s union. Assistants must refrain from making decisions on behalf of the voter or revealing the voter’s selections.
In-Person Voting Health and Safety
In compliance with current guidance from local, state and federal public health officials, the Department of Elections has adopted several new health and safety protocols at all in-person voting facilities.
Every voting facility will offer face coverings, hand sanitizers, and gloves to all voters and will be set up to facilitate social distancing. In addition, all poll workers and elections workers will incorporate cleaning and sanitizing tasks into their regular tasks.
To encourage safe voting practices, multilingual notices will be posted both outside and inside all voting facilities reminding voters and observers to follow vital health guidelines, including those regarding facial coverings, hand hygiene, and social distancing.