New Citizens and New San Francisco Residents Can Still Register to Vote

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Although the voter registration deadline for the November 8 election has passed, state law allows exceptions for people who become citizens or move to San Francisco after the close of registration.

New Citizen Registration Period
Those who become citizens after October 24 may register and vote at the Department of Elections office anytime up until the close of polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.  New citizens must present proof of citizenship and declare that they have established residence in California. They will then complete a Voter Registration Form to receive and vote a ballot at the City Hall Voting Center and to be registered to vote in future elections The Department of Elections looks forward to welcoming new citizens who will be sworn in at the U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Services ceremony at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on November 2 to register and vote in the November 8 election.

New Resident Registration Period
Those who become San Francisco residents after October 24 may register and vote at the Department of Elections office anytime up until Tuesday, November 1.  New residents must complete a Voter Registration Form to receive and vote a ballot at the City Hall Voting Center and to be registered to vote in future elections. New residents are eligible to vote only for president and vice president and must complete and sign a statement under penalty of perjury attesting that they are residents of San Francisco.

Anyone with questions about the upcoming election is encouraged to call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, write to sfvote@sfgov.org, or visit the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48.

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Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375
sfelections.org

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