This November’s election is an important one, from local ballot measures like Prop I that provides funding for senior and disability services in San Francisco, to the Presidential election. Now is the time to make sure you’re registered to vote and that you have the information you need to make decisions on the many, many state and local ballot measures.
Here’s a handy list of sites that can help you make your voice heard this November.
California Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, Oct. 24th, 2016
Register to vote at registertovote.ca.gov or you can register to vote using a paper form.
Are You Registered to Vote?
- Request vote-by-mail ballot online or call the Department of Elections at 415-554-4375. Requests must be received by November 1, 2016.
- Track your Vote by Mail ballot
Check Your Polling Location & View Sample Ballot
- Check your polling location online, check accessibility and view a sample ballot
- Vote Tuesday, November 8. Polls are open 7am. – 8pm.
San Francisco County Department of Elections
City Hall – 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place, Room 48
Open weekdays from 8am – 5pm, weekdays
- Voting Information
- November 8 Election Information
- Vote Early at City Hall
Any voter may vote at the City Hall Voting Center, located outside Room 48. The building is fully accessible and an accessible voting machine is available for voters with disabilities.Monday to Friday, October 11-November 7, 2016 – 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30 and November 5-6, 2016 – 10am-4pm (enter City Hall on Grove Street)
Tuesday, November 8 Election Day! 7am-8pm
- SF Dept. of Elections Official Voter Pamphlet
- CA Secretary of State Official Voter Pamphlet
- Easy Voter Guide (in 5 languages)
- Voter’s Edge (League of Women Voters)
- California Alliance for Retired Americans Voting Guide (PDF)
- Senior & Disability Action Guide to Ballot Measures
Know Your Rights
- CA Secretary of State: Know Your Rights (Assistance at the polls, voters with disabilities, voters with limited English, etc.)
- Disability Organizing Network – Voting
- CA Secretary of State: Voting Resources for People with Disabilities
- Disability Vote HOTLINE: 888-569-7655 (TTY: 800-719-5798)
- Voting Rights for people who are homeless: People who are homeless may register to vote. On the online form, choose “I do not have a street address” and enter cross streets where they most often stay (to establish voting precinct). Add a PO Box or Post Office General Delivery as the mailing address.
Note: A home address CANNOT be a P.O. Box, however, a mailing address CAN be a P.O. Box or “Post Office General Delivery” with zip code (for the voter to pickup)
- Voting Rights for people who are imprisoned or have had criminal convictions.