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News Review
Check Your Polling Place Address Before You Go Vote
Posted Date: 11/1/2013 9:00 AM

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2013 – Polling places will be consolidated for the November 5 Municipal Election, and voters should check their polling place locations as they prepare to vote.

Voters can find their polling places online at The lookup tool interfaces with Google Maps for easy door-to-door walking, public transit, or bicycling directions from their home to their polling place.

Voters can also find their polling place address on the back cover of their Voter Information Pamphlet. The Pamphlet’s front cover also features a QR code, which can be scanned with a smart phone to take users to the mobile version of the polling place lookup tool.

San Francisco polling places are normally consolidated in local elections like the November 5 Municipal Election. Consolidations combine two neighboring precincts and provide a single polling place for both, reducing the overall number of polling places from 573 to 391 for this election.

At former polling place sites that are not in use this election, the Department of Elections will post “Change of Polling Place” signs on Election Day. The signs provide directions on detachable sheets of paper, which include the address, cross-streets and accessibility information of the new polling place. Like the Voter Information Pamphlet, these signs will feature a QR code that can be scanned with a smart phone to access the polling place lookup tool.

For further information, voters can visit the Department of Elections’ website at or call (415) 554-4375.