The Department of Elections Encourages all Eligible City Residents to Register to Vote

September 13, 2023

Department of Elections                                          
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director 

For Immediate Release 

SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 – This year, National Voter Registration Day occurs on Tuesday, September 19.  Shortly after, between Monday, October 2 and Friday, October 6, will be National Voter Education Week. In the spirit of these days, the Department of Elections, in collaboration with many of its local voter outreach partners, will facilitate voter registration opportunities across the City.  

The Department has also partnered with the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) to compile two lists of books about voter registration and civic engagement. The SFPL distributed the first list to nearly 300,000  subscribers as part of its September newsletter. The Unified School District plans to provide the second list to all K-12 families in coming weeks. Both lists are available on SFPL’s website and as paper bookmarks at local library branches.  

“Over the course of the next few weeks, our Outreach Team will be out in many City neighborhoods to help new voters register. They will also be educating the public about the March presidential primary. We want to make sure every eligible San Franciscan has the opportunity to have their voice heard this spring,” said Director John Arntz. “If you are already registered, you can make sure your address and party preference are current by going online to or by contacting the Department.” 

Between now and the end of September, the Department’s Outreach Team will host voter registration and resource tables and/or provide education presentations according to the schedule below.

Friday, September 15
4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Stonestown Family YMCA, 333 Eucalyptus Dr

Saturday, September 16   
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., San Francisco Longevity Walkathon, Portsmouth Square, 745 Kearny St
11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fiesta de las Américas, Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, 3250 24th St   
2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Due South Concert Series, Amphitheater in McLaren Park 


September 18-29  

21 students from 15 local high schools─Abraham Lincoln, Archbishop Riordan, Balboa, Galileo, Gateway, George Washington, Independence, John O'Connell, Lowell, Phillip and Sala Burton, Raoul Wallenberg, San Francisco Christian, San Francisco University High School, School of the Arts, and SF International─joined the Department’s Fall High School Student Ambassador Program. Through this program, Student Ambassadors will promote civic engagement and help eligible students pre-register to vote.


Tuesday, September 19, National Voter Registration Day
9 a.m. – 10 a.m., San Francisco County Jail, Five Keys Schools Collaborative Presentation, 425 7th St   
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., UCSF, 500 Parnassus Ave
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., USF, 2130 Fulton St, USFVotes Collaborative Registration Event, John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), San Francisco Field Office, 630 Sansome St, STE 1080


Saturday, September 24
12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday Streets, Western Addition


Monday, September 25

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Glide Memorial Church, 330 Ellis St 


Wednesday, September 27

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Project Homeless Connect, 79th Community Day of Service, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St


Friday, September 29
3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Sundown Cinema, Film Night in the Park, 1 Ferry Building


For future outreach events, please see the Department’s Outreach Calendar at, with additional events being added to the calendar regularly. 


The San Francisco Department of Elections is committed to increasing awareness of voter registration and election services through collaboration with its local partners. Anyone interested in discussing outreach partnership or scheduling a tabling event or presentation is invited to call (415) 554-5685 or email