Your Voting Districts May Have Changed!
As you prepare to vote in the November 8, 2022 Consolidated General Election, please be aware that one or more of your voting districts and/or your precinct may have changed since the last time you voted, as a result of recent redistricting. Redistricting is the process that occurs every decade, during which state and local redistricting committees use federal Census data to draw new voting district maps in order to maintain equal numbers of people in each voting district.
The City’s new state and federal voting district maps went into effect in the June 7, 2022 Election and its new Supervisorial and BART district maps will go into effect in the November 8, 2022 Election.
Your home address determines in which voting districts you live, and the contests and candidates you will see on your ballot. If your voting districts have changed, you may see different contests and candidates on your ballot than previously.
To learn more about local redistricting changes, you have several options:
1. Check the back cover of this pamphlet to find out your current voting districts.
2. Review the new Supervisorial District map on the next page of this pamphlet.
3. View maps showing the differences between San Francisco’s “old” 2011 voting districts and its “new” 2022 voting districts at sfelections.org/maps.
4. Compare your “old” 2011 voting districts to your “new” 2022 voting districts, using an online tool at sfelections.org/myvotingdistrict.
5. Review a presentation that explains recent redistricting processes at sfelections.org/newdistricts.
6. Refer to the Department’s official notices on this subject, including the posters, flyers, newspaper, radio, and TV ads that have been distributed throughout the City.
7. Contact the Department of Elections with specific questions.
Your Polling Place May Have Changed!
As required by state law, the Department of Elections had to adjust the boundary lines of San Francisco’s voting precincts to conform to newly-drawn representative district boundaries. This means many voters will have new precincts and new assigned polling places in the November 8 Election.
To find the address of your assigned polling place, along with accessibility information, you have several options:
1. Refer to the back cover of this pamphlet.
2. Go to sfelections.org/myvotinglocation.
3. Contact the Department of Elections.
As in any election, voters who prefer to return their vote-by-mail ballot packets at a polling place, may do so at any location. For a complete list of San Francisco’s polling places, visit sfelections.org/voteatyourpollingplace.