San Francisco Elections and Voting

San Francisco Voter Information Pamphlets: full-text PDF files of San Francisco voter information pamphlets from 1907 to the present. (These online files are copies of the GIC's extensive though not complete print collection.) San Francisco Ballot Propositions Database: Searches ballot propositions (1907 to the present) by keyword. Results provide pass/fail and other information.

Election Results

Print copies of San Francisco election results and Official Statement of Votes are also available at the GIC (there are some gaps in official results). The San Francisco Department of Elections has an online file of election results beginning with the 1960s. Newspaper articles in the Magazines and Newspapers Center of the Main Library can be searched to find election results for which official outcomes are otherwise not available.


The GIC has print copies of California voter information pamphlets; these are also searchable online via the California Ballot Propositions and Initiatives database from U.C. Hastings College of the Law.

Election Information

The San Francisco Department of Elections Web site is the best place to start for current election information, voter registration, and the election process for the City. Voter registration cards can be picked up at the GIC as well as Branch Libraries. The Usual Suspects Web site is excellent for S.F. political headlines and information.

Supervisorial Districts

Supervisorial district boundaries undergo redistricting periodically due to shifting demographics and other related changes. With that, the maps showing the precincts and legislative districts are updated accordingly. The precincts and legislative maps for the supervisorial districts are accessible in two ways:

Maps of the City and County of San Francisco Showing Precincts and Legislative Districts. The maps oversize and can be viewed by request at the Government Information Center's reference desk. They are for in-library use only.

San Francisco Department of Elections - Maps. This online archive provides access to both current and earlier maps and in the following languages: English, Chinese, Spanish and Filipino.