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Multilingual Voter Services

English | 中文 | EspañolFilipino

Multi-lingual Services

In compliance with federal law and local ordinance, the Department of Elections provides services to voters and official election materials in Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino in addition to English.

  • Voter information in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino.
  • Election materials in Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino: ballots, voter registration forms, voter notices, vote-by-mail ballot applications and instructions, and Voter Information Pamphlets.
  • Instructional signs at all polling places on Election Day
  • Bilingual poll worker assistance at designated polling places on Election Day
  • Election materials and ballot facsimiles in Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese at each polling place on Election Day
  • Telephone assistance in over 200 languages, available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
    • (415) 554-4375 — English
    • (415) 554-4367 — Chinese
    • (415) 554-4366 — Spanish
    • (415) 554-4310 — Filipino
You are eligible to vote in San Francisco if you are:
  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction 
  • A resident of San Francisco
  • Registered to vote in San Francisco 

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Coming in 2015: Choose to vote in English, Chinese, Spanish, or Filipino!  If you want to receive your Voter Information Pamphlet and vote-by-mail ballot in a language in addition to English, update your language preference.

In compliance with the San Francisco Language Access Ordinance and federal law, the Department of Elections will provide services to voters and official election materials in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino beginning with the November 3, 2015, municipal election.

The San Francisco Language Access Ordinance, established in 2001, requires city departments that interact with the public to provide translated materials and services. Filipino (Tagalog) has recently been certified as the third language required under the San Francisco Language Access Ordinance, in addition to Chinese and Spanish. City departments must implement the new Filipino language requirement by the end of 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: 8/24/2015 9:11:59 AM