Nine San Francisco Public Library branches now have ballot drop-off stations

San Francisco Public Library at Civic Center | Photo: courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
By Matt Charnock - Published on November 02, 2020.

Over the weekend, multiple drop-off ballot stations across San Francisco opened for early voting — including nine at San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) locations.

The days and weeks leading up to November 3 have seen record-high mail-in ballot counts and in-person early voting turnouts in SF and pretty much everywhere. Now, you can both check out a book — courtesy of the “SFPL To Go” curbside book drop-off and pick up service — and cast your ballot at many SFPL branches in the city.

The following SFPL branches will serve as staffed ballot drop-off locations today, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Anza Branch Library (550 37th Avenue)
  • Golden Gate Valley Library (1801 Green Street)
  • Ortega Branch Library (3223 Ortega Street)
  • Park Branch Library (1833 Page Street)
  • West Portal Branch Library (190 Lenox Way)
  • Noe Valley/Sally Brunn Branch Library (451 Jersey Street)
  • Mission Branch Library (300 Bartlett Street)
  • Bayview Linda Brooks-Burton Branch Library (5075 3rd Street)
  • Excelsior Branch Library (4400 Mission Street)

Sunday alone, over 1,100 ballots were securely dropped off at the Anza Branch. Hundreds of more ballots were received at other branches throughout the weekend, as well. (I visited the Mission Branch Library yesterday and saw a small queue of people waiting to drop off their ballots; everyone was practicing proper social distancing and donning masks.)

Additional official ballot drop-off stations now open at the Chase Center and Portsmouth Square. The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which has been accepting ballots since October 5, is also still open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Election Day.

For more information on official SF drop-off ballot locations, as well as you can still register to vote and check up on your registration status, click here. And don't forget: you can track your mail-in ballot at ballottrax.net to see if it's been delivered and counted.

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