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You can register online or on paper.
Update your voter registration
Make changes to the information in your voter registration record.
Find out how to register and vote if you are a first-time voter in San Francisco.
We conduct free, fair, and functional elections for the City and County of San Francisco.
Find out how the party preference in your voter record impacts your ballot this election, learn about candidates and measures, and explore voting options. Then answer three quick questions in the Vote Ready Tool to get a customized voting action plan just for you!
Learn about voter eligibility, how to register to vote, and special cases.
Date: Friday, December 8
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 49 South Van Ness, Rm. 132
This volunteer group writes summaries of local ballot measures.
Ballot Simplification Committee for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary ElectionWednesday, Nov 29, 2023, 9:00 am
Ballot Simplification Committee for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary ElectionTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, 9:00 am
Ways to vote
You can choose to cast your ballot by mail or in person.
Vote in person
You can vote at a polling place or at the Voting Center.
Vote by mail
We now mail a ballot to every local voter in every election. Voting by mail is convenient and secure.
Learn about resources we offer to ensure all voters can vote with ease.
You can get voting materials and ask for help in your language.
View past election results.
Serve as a poll worker
Help your community and earn up to $295 by serving as a poll worker on Election Day!
We help local residents understand the voting process.
Host a polling place
Help your community and earn a stipend by hosting a polling place on Election Day!
High school student programs
Not quite old enough to vote? You can still play a part in elections!
Go paperless! Go green!
Review your Voter Pamphlet on your screen!
The Department of Elections Notifies Voters with No Party Preference of Their Ballot Options in the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election
The Department of Elections Encourages All San Franciscans to Help Choose the Next “I Voted!” Sticker
Our mission is to provide equitable access to voting and election-related services and to conduct free, fair, and functional elections for the City and County of San Francisco.