Your Guide to California Voting
Important Voting Information
REMINDER: You may return your voted ballot by mailing it to your county elections official (postmarked by election day); returning it in person to a polling place; dropping it into one of your county’s official ballot drop boxes (see locations in San Francisco here); authorizing someone to return the ballot on your behalf on election day before 8:00 pm.
Missed the voter registration deadline?
Same day voter registration law expanded last year to all polling places! You can still vote by using a process called the Conditional Voter Registration (CVR). See more here. See SB72, Conditional Voter Registration at Polling Places, and other new laws tracked by Common Cause here.
Not a US citizen?
If you are not a U.S. citizen and meet the requirements below, you may register and vote in the San Francisco School Board Election on election day.
- Resident of San Francisco
- At least 18 years old
- Parent, legal guardian, or caregiver* of a child under 19 living in San Francisco
- Not in state or federal prison, or on parole for the conviction of a felony
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court
*A caregiver is someone who signs the affidavit to enroll a minor in school and consents to school-related medical care on behalf of the minor. This is determined by state law, in CA Family Code §6550-6552.
Note: Registering to vote in the San Francisco School Board Election on election day does not permit you to vote in any other federal, state, or local elections.
- 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote. Their registration will automatically be activated when they turn 18.
- Felons can vote. Even if you’ve committed a felony, you can vote as long as you are off parole.
Voter Guides (Multilingual)
Feeling overwhelmed this election season? Here is a list of multilingual voter guides and resources recommended by our ECE community to support your voting plan. Please note that sharing voter information does not indicate ECESF endorsement.
Federal, California, and San Francisco Ballot Information
San Francisco Rising (English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog)
El Tecolote (Spanish)
California Ballot Information
California Official Voter Information Guide (in multiple languages)
Bay Area Ballot Information
San Francisco Ballot Information
SF League of Women’s Voters (English, Spanish, Chinese)
SF Elections Candidate Information (in multiple languages)