Voting services to homebound and hospitalized voters

Learn about ways to get and return your ballot if you are unable to travel.

Getting a ballot

Regular mail ballot delivery

We now mail a ballot to every local voter in every election. Any local voter can also download and mark their ballot using the accessible vote-by-mail system.

Replacement ballot delivery to voter

You can request a replacement ballot to a temporary address, such as a care facility. To do so, use the Voter Portal or call us at 415-554-4375.

Replacement ballot to third party

You can allow someone else to pick up a replacement ballot for you. To do so, have them bring a Ballot Pick-Up Request form to the City Hall Voting Center.

Emergency ballot delivery

Voters unable to travel can request emergency ballot delivery service in the last week of the voting period. To request this service, call 415-554-4375 or email us.

Returning your ballot

Learn about ways to return your ballot by mail or in person.

If you cannot return your ballot yourself, you can allow someone else to return it for you. To do so, complete the authorization section on your return envelope. You can also call 415-554-4375 or email us to request our staff pick up your ballot.

Notice to those handling other people's ballots

Every voter has the right to cast a secret ballot. If you handle another voter’s ballot, you cannot tell them how to vote or make suggestions. You can only help by picking up, marking, or returning their ballot.

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 February 26, 2024