Feb 15 2018 — Jun 05 2018
YBCA wants you to vote!

YBCA wants to help everyone get ready to vote. We’re partnering with local voter engagement organizations to provide free voter registration and education, including voting FAQ’s and information about all local candidates and measures. You can even vote at YBCA on election day.*


Feb 15, 4 – 8 PM
Department of Elections will be on site to register voters and play their Wheel of Voting trivia game.

Mar 6, 11 AM – 6 PM
Department of Elections will be on site to register voters and play their Wheel of Voting trivia game.

Mar 15, 4 – 8 PM
Department of Elections will be on site to register voters and play their Wheel of Voting trivia game.

Apr 3, 11 AM – 6 PM
SF Rising & Mobilize the Immigrant Vote will be on site to register voters.

Apr 19, 4 – 8 PM
SF Rising & Mobilize the Immigrant Vote & League of Women Voters will be on site to register voters.

May 1, 11 AM – 6 PM
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS), ACLU’s Let Me Vote, and YBCA staff will be onsite to educate and register voters.

May 17, 4 – 8 PM
Generation Citizen will be on site to register voters and share their Beyond the Ballot Civic Action toolkit & Skywatchers ensemble will perform an excerpt from At the Table: VOICES on the Mission Street plaza with special guests from Tenderloin Votes.

Jun 5, 8 AM – 8 PM
Election Day
Cast your vote at YBCA! Creative activations will be scheduled throughout the day at our 701 Mission Street Plaza including a public piano and performances from Community Music Center musicians.

(More dates will be added as they are confirmed)

Want more details? Email us at vote@ybca.org or visit our website.

*Be mindful that some elections require you to vote in your precinct of residence. YBCA is precinct #7625

Know the Facts

Q: How do I register to vote?

A: Contact the Department of Elections at 415-554-4375 or sfvote@sfgov.org to have a Voter Registration Card mailed to you. You can also visit the SF Department of Elections for more information. Don’t live in the city of San Francisco? Check out RocktheVote.org for easy steps to register in your community.

Q — What is the city of San Francisco’s deadline to register to vote or to update my registration information?

A — The registration deadline for San Francisco and the State of California is May 21, 2018, fifteen days prior to Election Day. Deadlines vary by state, check Vote.org or RocktheVote.org for your state’s deadlines.

Q — Can I vote?

A — If you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older, who is registered to vote in the community you reside in before the registration deadline, you can vote.

Q – Can I vote by mail?

A – Yes. Any registered voter in San Francisco can vote by mail. Applications to vote by mail must be received by the Department of Elections no later than the deadline of May 29, 2018. For more information, go to sfgov.org/elections.

Q — When and where can I vote on Election Day?

A —You can provisionally vote at any polling place in the City (except for candidates in your local, state or federal district, for whom you must vote in your precinct). For more information, and to find the location of your polling place, go to sfgov.org/elections or call 415-554-4375.

Q — My 18th birthday is after the registration deadline but on or before Election Day. Can I vote in this election?

A — Yes, If your 18th birthday is on or before Election Day, you can register to vote on or before the registration deadline and vote in this election — even though you are not 18 when you register.

Q — I have just become a U.S. citizen. Can I vote in this election?

A — Yes. If you became a U.S. citizen on or before the registration deadline (May 21, 2018), you can vote in this election, but you must register to vote by the registration deadline.

Learn More about the SF and CA Elections

To learn more about the upcoming San Francisco and California elections on June 5, 2018, or to become more engaged in the political process, here are some websites to check out. (Note: some of the information for the June 5, 2018 election has yet to be published.)

Who’s running in SF? www.sfgov.org/elections/candidates

What’s on the ballot? www.sfgov.org/elections/measures

Who’s running and what’s on the ballot for the State of California? www.sos.ca.gov/elections


Ballotpedia.org – an online encyclopedia of American politics and elections. Our goal is to inform people about politics by providing accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government.

rockthevote.org – a progressive non-profit organization aimed at engaging and building the political power of young people.

Vote.org – online platform that uses technology to simplify political engagement, increase voter turnout, and strengthen American democracy.

Mobilize The Immigrant Vote – A non-profit that builds the voting power of low-income immigrants, refugees, and young people of color across California.