Your vote matters and so does your voice!
Did you know that California is one of the lowest ranking states when it comes to women's voter registration?
Or that only 127 women hold seats in the United States Congress, comprising 23.7% of its 535 members?
Women make up 51 percent of the population, but less than 25 percent of elected offices.
We can change this!
November 5 Election Date deadlines
10/21/19: Last Day to Register to Vote
10/29/19: Last Day to request a vote-by-mail ballot
Nov 2-5 2019: Ballot Drop-off Stations open (SF City Hall and SFSU)
Nov 5 2019, 7 am-8 pm: Election Day Voting Hours
Oct 7 - Nov 5: Vote early in person or by mail-in ballot at City Hall
Register to vote
Please note: if you register WITHOUT stating a party preference [No Party Preference (NPP), decline-to-state (DTS), Independent] you will NOT be able to vote for the Presidential Primary Elections in the March 2020 elections via mail-in ballot, as you will receive a “non-partisan” ballot by default that does not include presidential candidates. You must REQUEST a specific party ballot, in person from your poll worker, to vote in the Primary Presidential election.
Learn more about CA Primary Election Rules per party.
Determine if your state allows same-day voter registration at the polls
Review the Voting Policies in your state
Verify your Voter Registration, by state
Find your Polling Place and polling hours
Check the Voter ID laws per state (ID only required for new voters in CA)
If there is a problem with your voter registration, you can legally request a Provisional Ballot at your polling station the day of the election. Provisional ballots will be counted once you’re eligibility has been confirmed, and it’s been confirmed that you haven’t already voted elsewhere.
If you have any problem voting, call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) from your polling place to get immediate help so your vote is properly cast and counted. (for other languages, see complete list below). Then report the problem to Trust The Vote which is mapping all voting problems to look for patterns so local reporters can investigate them.
Absentee Ballot: if you miss the MAIL IN deadline just drop it off at any polling place on election day
Need a ride to the polls? Locate one via Carpool Vote or call their interactive voice response service at 804-424-5335.
If there is a long line when you arrive, do not leave, the polls have to stay open until you complete your vote if you arrive before the official close at 8pm.
Vote in person at SF City Hall (opens Oct 7) or SFSU (opens Nov 2)
If you are not yet registered in San Francisco by the deadline:
The deadline to register to vote is 15 days before an election, upcoming election dates:
Municipal Election: November 5, 2019
Presidential Primary Election: March 3, 2020
General Election: November 3, 2020
If you missed the registration deadline, you still have the option to vote via Conditional Voter Registration
Key Election Dates and Deadline information
Voter Policy information for CA
If you are currently registered in San Francisco:
Re-register to vote to update your political party preference, name, or signature on file with the Department. The deadline to update your registration record is 15 days before an election
Verify you are currently registered to vote in San Francisco
Find your Polling Place
Remember, if there is a problem with your voter registration, or you go to the wrong polling location, you can request a Provisional Ballot at your polling location. Provisional ballots will be counted once you’re eligibility has been confirmed, and it’s been confirmed that you haven’t already voted elsewhere.
Vote Early, in person, before Nov 5 in City Hall (Room 48) or SFSU to avoid the lines
After you have voted, you can track your ballot online
California Secretary of State
California Department of Elections information
Verify your voting registration status (CA counties only)
Election Protection VoteR Hotlines
If you are denied a provisional ballot—or you have other voting problems, call:
866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) – English language hotline
888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682) – Spanish language hotline
888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) – Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu and Tagalog hotline
844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) – Arabic language hotline
Hear Our Vote Campaign Goals
Increasing women in office, especially women of color