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Here is what you need to know to vote today in San Francisco’s Municipal Elections.


Where to vote

Look up your polling place here.  

Or call the Department of Elections at 415-554-4375

What’s on the ballot

Local Offices

1. Assessor-Recorder

2. City Attorney

3. Treasurer

4. Member, Board of Supervisors, District 4–Not applicable to Mission residents

NOTE: Assessor-Recorder, City Attorney and Treasurer are running uncontested and there are no qualified write-in candidates for these races. To learn more about the write-in process, click here.

Local ballot measures

1. Proposition A: Retiree Health Care Trust Fund

2. Proposition B: 8 Washington Street—Initiative

3. Proposition C: 8 Washington Street—Referendum

4. Proposition D: Prescription Drug Purchasing

Frequently asked questions about voting

1. Who can vote in San Francisco?

To vote in San Francisco, you must be a San Francisco resident and a registered voter. If you are not already registered, you will not be able to vote today (deadline to register was October 21).

2. How do I find out if I am registered to vote?

To find out if you are registered to vote, use the voter registration on-line look-up, or call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.

3. Do I need to show identification when I vote?

No. You do not need to show identification when you vote.

4. What is Ranked-Choice Voting?

Ranked-Choice voting was passed by the voters as an amendment to the City Charter in March 2002. Ranked-choice voting allows San Francisco voters to rank up to three candidates for a single office. This makes it possible to elect local officials by majority vote without the need for a separate run-off election.

Voting Resources

For updates on election day



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