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The Most Bizarre and Fabulous Polling Places in San Francisco

Updated: Nov 07, 2022 09:22
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You do not get to choose your polling place in San Francisco, it gets chosen for you. But some people are assigned a very strange and eccentric polling place! With the California Primary vote underway, here are the wildest polling places in San Francisco that are not schools, garages, or fire stations, but instead really kick-ass locations. 

Your can find your polling place on the Secretary of State website or the popular tool Your Fucking Polling Place. But your fucking polling place will probably not be as cool as these wierd and eccentric SF polling places:

Ashkey K. via Yelp

The Columbarium

People in the Inner Richmond get to vote surrounded by dead bodies, at the San Francisco Columbarium that is the final resting place of Harvey Milk.

Christina T via Yelp

Hua Zang Si Buddhist Temple

Some Mission District voters cast their ballots in the the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall at Hua Zang Si Buddhist Temple surrounded by candles, Buddhist statues, and collections of Chinese art.

SF Botanical Garden via Yelp

San Francisco Botanical Garden In Golden Gate Park

A few lucky folks who live near Golden Gate Park vote at the County Fair Building in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Nish N. via Yelp

An Actual Log Cabin

The Presidio has a few pretty wack polling places, including the historic 1937 Log Cabin.

Eco-Home and Edible Urban Garden

Out in Cole Valley, people are voting today at an “an ecological apartment and urban, permaculture garden” operated by the renewable resources enthusiasts at Matter of Trust.

The polls remain open until 8 p.m. on Election Day, so get out and vote!

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1 Comment

  1. Mike Michon
    April 20, 2020 at 7:22 am

    What about the Sunnyside Conservatory! It’s an 1800s flower conservatory that’s shaped like an octagon surrounded by cool plants.