UCSF Votes

You are the Difference. VOTE.

UCSF is committed to encouraging civic participation throughout our campus and community. Voting is how you make your voice count.

Election Day: November 8, 2022

If you're on campus at Mission Bay or Parnassus Heights on Election Day, stop by for Donut Holes at the Polls! Grab a sweet treat to encourage civic engagement on campus. 

In early October, San Francisco election offices will mail ballots to all registered San Francisco voters. If you do not receive your ballot, please check that your voter registration is accurate.

Complete, sign and send in your vote-by-mail ballot to make sure your voice is counted. Voters will also have access to secure ballot drop-off boxes and traditional in-person voting. Please check with the San Francisco Department of Elections for in-person voting options and COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing a mask and social distancing.

2022 General Election Voter Forums

UCSF and the League of Women Voters partnered on several voter forums to promote an educated electorate in the San Francisco Bay Area. View the recorded versions below. 

Watch the 2022 Oakland Mayoral Candidate Forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters Oakland, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and the Five Chambers-One Oakland coalition.
Watch the District 6 Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum in Byers Auditorium at UCSF Mission Bay co-hosted by UCSF and the League of Women Voters of San Francisco. Following the recent redistricting, the winner of this election will represent Mission Bay, along with SOMA and Treasure Island.

Recordings of Ballot Measure Pro/Con Forums for California and San Francisco ballot initiatives can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's on the ballot?

San Franciscans will be voting on the following offices in the November General Election:

Voter-nominated offices

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • Controller
  • Treasurer (state)
  • Attorney General
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • Board of Equalization Member, District 2
  • United States Senator (term ending January 3, 2029)*
  • United States Senator (remainder of the current term ending January 3, 2023)*
  • United States Representative in Congress, District 11 and 15
  • Member of the State Assembly, District 17 and 19

Nonpartisan offices

  • Associate Justices of the Supreme Court (state)
  • Presiding Justices, Court of Appeal (state)
  • Associate Justices, Court of Appeal (state)
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction (state)
  • BART Director, District 8 (regional)
  • Assessor-Recorder (local)
  • District Attorney (local)
  • Public Defender (local)
  • Board of Education, 3 seats (local)
  • Community College Board, 4 seats (local)
  • Board of Supervisors, Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 (local)

State & Local ballot measures

How do I receive a mailed ballot? 
Check your voter registration and mailing address are up to date so you can receive a mailed ballot by the Voter Registration Deadline: October 24. Check your voter registration here 

Can I vote in person? 
Check in with the SF Department of Elections for more information on in-person voting and secure ballot drop-off locations. You can find your polling location here 

Can UCSF employees engage in political activities?
As a 501(c)(3) and a state entity, there are legal restrictions on the types of political activities UCSF employees can engage in on behalf of UCSF. You can find more information about guidelines for political activities at UCSF by watching this short video


Stay engaged

Civic action doesn't end after election day. UCSF Advocates are active all year long, fighting for civic engagement, higher education, health care access, research funding, and more. 

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Growing Young Voters

Providers and young leaders are teaming up to promote the health habit of voting among pediatric patients through the VOICE Project.

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