Many ballots still out in San Francisco as voter registration hits high numbers

Less than half of San Francisco's mail-in vote have been received.

Heading into the final weekend before Election Day, there are still plenty of ballots out in San Francisco.

Of 260,628 mail-in ballots sent to voters, only 93,336 had been returned as of Friday. There are a total of 502,756 registered voters in San Francisco, with 234,983 permanent mail voters and 40,344 having registered under the state’s new online voter registration system.

Early voting is also available on the ground floor of City Hall from now until polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Local precinct polls also will be open exclusively Tuesday until 8 p.m.

Those locations can change from election to election for some voters, so it’s best to use the Department of Elections polling place online tool at sfelections.org/tools/pollsite.

The last three presidential elections in 2000, 2004 and 2008 have seen turnouts of 67, 74 and 81 percent respectively. Comparatively, years with mayoral elections in San Francisco typically draw around 45 percent turnout.

dschreiber@sfexaminer.com

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