Same day voter registration

Local residents can register to vote up through Election Day.

The regular voter registration deadline is October 21. If you register by this date, we will mail you a ballot and you can choose to vote by mail or in person. If you miss this deadline, you can still register and vote in person.

Anytime during the voting period, you can register and vote at the City Hall Voting Center. On Election Day, you can also register and vote at a polling place. After registering to vote, you will get a provisional ballot. After we confirm you are eligible to vote in the current election, we will count your provisional ballot. You can use the Voter Portal or Provisional Ballot Lookup tool to make sure we counted your ballot.

Special cases

If you are in the military, overseas, or a person with a disability, you can register online after the deadline. If you are eligible, follow these four steps: 

  1. Register to vote online.
  2. Contact us to request a ballot.
  3. We will process your registration and send you a link to access your ballot.
  4. Mark your ballot, print it, and return it by Election Day.

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 April 3, 2024