Calling all San Franciscans who want to cast their vote in this year’s general election: Election Day is November 8th and you’ll want to prepare for the big day by making sure you do your research.
Am I eligible to vote?
To vote in the general election in San Francisco, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a San Francisco resident
- Be at least 18 years old before or on Election Day
How can I register to vote?
The deadline to register to vote was on October 24, but if you missed it, you can still vote! Those who are eligible may useConditional Voter Registration in order to register in person and vote using a provisional ballot.
Unsure if you’re registered? Check your registration status here.
Learn more about registering to vote here.
When can I vote?
The City Hall Voting Center and polling places are open for early voting and ballot drop-off on weekdays from 8am-5pm and weekends from 10am-4pm.
They will be open for voting and ballot drop-off from 7am-8pm on Election Day (November 8, 2022).
Where can I vote?
This tool shows your assigned polling place based on your address, plus a map with wait times at each of the city’s 501 polling places.
If voting by mail, you can return your completed ballot to any of the city’s polling places during working hours, as well as the 34 official ballot drop boxes which are open 24/7 until the close of polls at 8pm on November 8.
City Hall Voting Center is a resource on the ground floor of City Hall (1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place) for voters needing assistance with vote-by-mail ballots, accessible voting equipment, replacement ballots, and much more.
What’s on the ballot?
Here are all the offices you will find on the ballot:
- Voter-nominated offices
- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- Treasurer (state)
- Attorney General
- Insurance Commissioner
- Board of Equalization Member, District 2
- United States Senator
- United States Representative in Congress, District 11 and 15
- Member of the State Assembly, District 17 and 19
- Nonpartisan offices
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (state)
- Associate Justices of the Supreme Court (state)
- Presiding Justices, Court of Appeal (state)
- Associate Justices, Court of Appeal (state)
- Superintendent of Public Instruction (state)
- BART Director, District 8 (regional)
- Assessor-Recorder (local)
- District Attorney (local)
- Public Defender (local)
- Board of Education, 3 seats (local)
- Community College Board, 4 seats (local)
- Board of Supervisors, Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (local)
- State and local ballot measures
You can consult this year’s Voter Information Guide for candidate profiles and more information.
Anything else I should know?
- If returned in person, ballots must be returned before 8pm on Election Day.
- If returned by mail, ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
- San Francisco has a ranked-choice voting system, by which voters rank candidates in order of preference.
- You don’t need to show ID when voting in person if you’ve voted in California before. If you registered to vote by mail and didn’t include an ID number on the form, you may be asked to provide some form of identification. Learn more about what to bring here.
- Still have questions? You can call the toll-free Voter Hotline at (800) 345-VOTE (8683)