Ballot drop-off locations in San Francisco open this weekend

Jerold Chinn
Oct 29, 2020


San Francisco will open 11 locations this weekend where voters can drop off mail-in ballots.

The Department of Elections will have a location in each supervisorial district that will be staffed by the department on Saturday and Sunday. Each location will open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Via, San Francisco Department of Elections.

A number of public libraries will serve as ballot drop-off locations where voters can place ballots into sealed red boxes that will have the official city and county seal on the box. Each voting day, the Sheriff’s Department will transfer the boxes back to the department, officials said.

In other parts of The City, such as in districts 3 and 6 where libraries are not being used as ballot drop-off locations, Portsmouth Square and Chase Center will instead be used as locations where voters can return ballots.

On the day before the election, Nov. 2, ballot drop-off locations will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters can still vote in-person and return ballots to The City’s Voting Center near Bill Graham Civic Auditorium over the weekend through Election Day. The hours of operation are the same as the ballot drop-off locations.

Additionally, department officials said there will be 588 polling places citywide on Election Day where voters can return mail-in ballots and vote in-person. Ballots must be returned to a polling place no later than 8 p.m.

More information on how to return ballots in time for the upcoming election can be found on the Department of Elections website.



Jerold Chinn

Award-winning transportation journalist based in San Francisco.