Golden Gate Park used to be rolling sand dunes. The site of the Ferry Building was once under water. The Giants used to play at Seal Stadium. Things change here in the City, and your polling place might be one of them.
A number of polling places change location every election, and voters are reminded to check the back cover of their Voter Information Pamphlet for the address of their polling place. The address is located on the upper left portion of the back cover, along with accessibility information for that site. Voters can also use the Department of Elections’ online Polling Place Lookup tool at sfelections.org.
At sites that are no longer being used as polling places, 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.
If a polling place location must change after the Voter Information Pamphlet has been mailed, the Department sends a notification postcard to all registered voters within the affected precinct. The postcard lists the new location’s address, cross-streets, and accessibility information.
Any voters that do show up at the wrong precinct on Election Day will still have options. Poll workers are able to redirect wayward voters to their home polling place, and for those who don’t want to make another trip, there’s always the choice to vote a provisional ballot.
For further information, voters can visit the Department of Elections’ website at sfelections.org
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SENTINEL FOUNDER PAT MURPHY