California Gubernatorial Recall Election, Preliminary Results Report #12 and Ballot Processing Update

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, October 1, 2021 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the 12th preliminary election results report of votes cast for the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

Today’s preliminary report includes results from 338 vote-by-mail, provisional, and conditional voter registration ballots.

The Department expects to issue final results reports next Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Most ballots are now processed for this election.  Remaining are mostly vote-by-mail ballots with issues preventing the Department from counting such ballots (e.g., a voter did not sign their ballot return envelope). Voters whose ballots require corrective action were sent a postal notice and an email message that include various options to provide the required information to the Department. The Department urges voters who were notified of an issue with their ballot to provide the required information as soon as possible to allow the Department to count their ballots. 

The Department posts all preliminary results reports on its website:

When releasing preliminary results, the Department also will post summary results, as well as results according to precincts, neighborhoods, and Supervisorial districts, and in multiple formats.   




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

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