vote_lede_template.jpgWhile election day isn’t until November 2nd, early voting for the general elections will begin this coming Monday, October 4th. San Franciscans will have a few options on how they cast their ballot.

Beginning Monday, you can vote at the Department of Elections office on the ground floor of City Hall. From then until Election Day the hours will be 8-5, Monday through Friday (excluding Columbus Day on October 11th). Weekend voting will also be available from 10-4 on October 23-24 and 30-31. For weekend access to City Hall, you must enter on Grove St.

The Department of Elections will start mailing voter information packets and vote-by-mail ballots on Monday. All registered voters will receive an information packet. You can request to be sent a vote-by-mail ballot by filling out an application at the Department of Election’s website, by completing the application on the back of the information pamphlet, or by sending a letter to the department.

The letter must include your printed name, signature, date of birth, telephone number, residential address, and mailing address, if different from the residential address. All vote by mail ballot applications must be received by Tuesday, October 26 at 5pm.

The voter information packet includes a sample ballot, information on local candidates, ballot measures, and the voting process. For more information about voting, visit the Department of Election’s site or call (415) 554-4375.

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