Voter Information Pamphlet delivery options

By law we must mail a pamphlet to every voter, unless they opt out of postal delivery.

Ready to go green and stop mail delivery of your pamphlet? Opt out now!

What is the Voter Information Pamphlet & Sample Ballot?

The San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlet & Sample Ballot provides official, non-partisan information about local candidates, ballot measures, and voting options. By law, we must mail a pamphlet to every registered voter. This means that all voters living in the same household will receive duplicate copies of the pamphlet unless they take action. 

The impact of paper pamphlets.

For the November 2022 election, the Department of Elections printed over 460,000 copies of a 250-page pamphlet, at a cost of more than $1,000,000 and 177 tons of paper. The November 2024 pamphlet is expected to be even longer! 

If you live with other voters, please consider reducing paper use by sharing one pamphlet. All but one household member can opt out of mail delivery and you will still receive one paper copy to share. 

To learn more about Voter Information Pamphlet production costs, watch this video

Ready to Go Green? It's easy to stop receiving a pamphlet in the mail: 

  1. Log in to the Voter Portal
  2. Email your request, or
  3. Call us at 415-554-4375. 

How to access the online pamphlet:

We post the online pamphlet about 40 days before an election in PDFHTML, and MP3 formats.

If you request to stop mail delivery, we will send you a link to the pamphlet when it is ready. You can choose to either get a link through email or a postcard with a QR code.

How to access other formats of the pamphlet:

We also produce the pamphlet in these accessible formats:

  • Large print
  • Audio on USB flash drive
  • Audio on CD

Call 415-554-4375, TTY 415-554-4368, or email us to submit your request for an accessible pamphlet.

You can also get a talking book pamphlet and a free audio player at the Talking Books and Braille Center. It is located on the second floor of the main library at 100 Larkin Street.

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 11, 2024