November 1 Is the Last Day to Request a Ballot by Mail for the November 8 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, November 1, 2016–Today is the last day voters can request a ballot to be mailed to them for the November 8 election. Mailed or hand-delivered applications for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the Department of Elections no later than 5 p.m.; online applications must be submitted before midnight.

There are various ways to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot to meet today’s deadline:

  • Complete an online application at sfelections.org/vbm
  • Call the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375
  • Send a request by fax to (415) 554-4372 or by email as a scanned attachment to sfvote@sfgov.org. The request must include the voter’s name, date of birth, signature, home address, and the address to which the ballot should be mailed, if different from the home address.
  • Visit the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48

After today’s deadline, voters who are unable, for any reason, to vote in person at the Voting Center or at their polling place on Election Day may authorize anyone to pick up their ballot at the Department’s City Hall Voting Center during these hours:

  • Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • This weekend, November 5–6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters may use the Ballot Pick-Up Authorization Form available on the home page of the Department’s website, sfelections.org, under “Key Election Links,” or submit their own written authorization. The written authorization must be signed under penalty of perjury and include the voter’s name, date of birth, signature, residential address, and the name of person authorized to pick up the ballot.

Voters with questions about voting are advised to contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, write to sfvote@sfgov.org, or visit the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48.

 

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

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