2015 RFI - New voting system

Information about the Department of Elections' 2015 RFI for a new voting system

On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco (City), in 2015 the San Francisco Department of Elections (Department) issued this Request for Information (RFI) in relation to obtaining a new voting system. The Department sought information from organizations and firms that provide comprehensive voting system solutions that are fully accessible to all voters, are based on voters marking paper ballots, and conduct ranked-choice elections, as defined in San Francisco’s Charter section 13.102. Further, the City has established a policy that gives preference to implementing voting systems designed using open source software. Additionally, the Department seeks to increase the transparency of all election functions by providing the public with information in open data formats. The Department invited responses from any organization or firm that currently offers a voting system approved by the California Secretary of State for use in California as well as any organization or firm that is building or intends to build such voting systems.  

To ensure fair and equal access to information, the Department posted any resulting questions, requests for clarification or additional information, and the Department’s responses, on this page.



Public Comments to RFI


Get help

Department of Elections

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102


Fax: 415-554-7344
TTY: 415-554-4386

中文: 415-554-4367
Español: 415-554-4366
Filipino: 415-554-4310

Last updated May 16, 2023