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.
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:
- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- 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
- 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.
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.
Growing Young Voters
Providers and young leaders are teaming up to promote the health habit of voting among pediatric patients through the VOICE Project.
- California Secretary of State for statewide voter information, check with your County Elections’ Department for more specifics.
- Download the UCSF Votes Toolkit and promote civic engagement with UCSF.
- Guidelines for political activities at UCSF.
- Look up your polling location here.
- Find information on how to serve as a poll worker.
- Know your voting rights.
- Track your ballot after you vote.
Become a UCSF Advocate
Learn about opportunities to connect with lawmakers, engage in policy change, participate in advocacy events, and more. Join UCSF Advocates
The iconic SF Elections Cable Car visits Parnassus on National Voter Registration Day, September 2019
The SF Dept. of Elections talks with community members at Parnassus about the upcoming election and registers voters, September 2019
The community shares their priorities with District 5 Supervisor candidates at the League of Women Voters of SF forum at Cole Hall, September 2019
UCSF Advocates welcomes the community to the District 5 Supervisor Candidates Forum at Parnassus, hosted by the League of Women Voters of SF, September 2019
The Science Policy Group introduces the League of Women Voters of SF ballot initiative forum at Mission Bay, October 2019
UCSF graduate students share why they vote at the Dept. of Elections and UCSF Advocates voter engagement pop-up at Mission Bay, October 2019
Students enjoy a sweet treat to honor their voice, their vote at Cinnamon Rolls at the Polls on Election Day, November 2019