San Francisco Department of Elections: Election Results Report #19 and Ballot Processing Update

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the 19th preliminary election results report of votes cast for the November 8, 2016, Consolidated General Election. 

Today’s report includes votes tallied from approximately 27 vote-by-mail ballots, 300 provisional ballots and other cards from the canvass requiring a manual review due to votes cast using the write-in space, and from an approximate total of 3,200 cards.

The total number of voters included in this report, 414,516 increases the new record number, set this election, of voters who participated in any election in San Francisco’s history.  The previous record for the number of voters, 388,112, who participated in an election in San Francisco was set in the November 2008, Consolidated General Election.

Today’s results report includes another set of votes cast for qualified write-in candidates compiled since yesterday’s report.  The next report issued on Monday, November 28, at 4 p.m., will include the remaining votes cast for write-in candidates.

The review of ballots is finished; however, if necessary, the Department will process any ballot cards identified during the canvass of materials from the polling places that require counting.

sfelections.org/results/20161108/

The Department will be working on Saturday, November 26, in both City Hall and the Department’s warehouse on Pier 48, Shed B, to retrieve ballot cards associated with the manual tallying of ballots from 1% of the precincts used for this election.  The precincts involved in this manual tally were randomly selected yesterday and a video of the selection process is posted on the Department’s web channel, SF Elections Live, and found at the following address: sfgov.org/elections/randomselection1percent

Ballot Processing Update
The Department has completed ballot processing for this election unless any outstanding cards are identified for processing in relation to the reconciliation of election materials during the cavass. Overall, the Department processed nearly 1.2 million ballot cards cast by vote-by-mail voters, which also represents a new record total set in this election.

The following table provides the breakdown of provisional ballots received from each Supervisorial District, including the number of ballots that were accepted for counting.  The table also lists the number of provisional ballots in each District found to be ineligible for counting.

Supervisorial District

Count Of Provisional Ballots Received 

# Accepted for Counting

# Challenged, Not Eligible for Counting

1

2,094

1,584

510

2

2,264

1,842

422

3

2,157

1,694

463

4

1,589

1,335

254

5

2,519

2,073

446

6

3,032

2,309

723

7

2,681

1,840

841

8

1,920

1,624

296

9

1,960

1,649

311

10

2,259

1,875

384

11

1,719

1,427

292

Totals

24,194

19,252

4,942

Voters in odd-numbered Supervisorial Districts voted using five-card ballots and voters from even-numbered Supervisorial Districts voted using four-card ballots.  Voters using multi-card ballots is the reason for the number of cards processed always being greater than the number of votes cast.

The manual tally of ballots from 1% of the precincts, and all contests, involved in this election will begin Monday, November 28, 8 a.m., in the Department’s warehouse on Pier 48, Shed B. 

The manual tally of the ballots is open to public observation and is also broadcast live on the Department’s web channel SF Elections Live, at sfelections.org/live.

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San Francisco Department of Elections
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375
sfelections.org

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