How does voting by mail work in San Francisco?

Click the numbers below or use a screen-reader to follow the journey of a vote-by-mail ballot as it makes its way from the printer to a voter’s mailbox and then on to the Department of Elections for counting.

Want to track your vote-by-mail ballot? Visit the Voter Portal or sign up to receive notifications via email, text, or voice message at

Want to observe ballot processing? Visit or contact the Department of Elections about in-person observations.