By Ruth Geos
As of this week, starting Monday, October 7th, you can be ahead of the curve, and walk right into City Hall and cast your vote or drop off your vote-by-mail ballot. Or if you are not already registered, go ahead and do that. You can also take a moment to pause to look around, appreciate the interior grandeur, the famous marble steps, and try to picture it all as a location for movies, including Milk, Dirty Harry, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And there might be a wedding going on.
Until Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th, voting hours are daytime only, with some upcoming weekend dates:
- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Monday, October 14, as legal holiday.)
- Weekends ahead: Saturday and Sunday, two weekends before Election Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Saturday, October 26th. (enter on Grove Street)
- Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The City Hall Voting Center is located on the ground floor, Room 48.
Or, if you would rather vote in your pajamas at home, sign up for a Vote by Mail ballot: https://sfelections.sfgov.org/vote-mail
As to what’s actually on the ballot: contests for the SF District Attorney, District 5 Supervisor, and other candidates, along with multiple city measures on topics ranging from affordable housing to vaping, campaign contributions, and taxing Lyft-Uber rides. Other ballot information guides include those put together by the League of Women Voters of San Francisco and Spur. Take a look at what matters to you. And then, vote.
Questions: check with SF Department of Elections at 415-554-4375.
Don’t forget to register to vote by October 21st.
And take a look at our elections guide for more information.