California Gubernatorial Recall Election, Preliminary Results Report #7 and Ballot Processing Update

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, September 17, 2021 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the seventh preliminary election results report of votes cast for the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

Today’s report includes results from 23,858 vote-by-mail ballots tabulated since yesterday’s results report.

The estimated total number of ballots to process is 22,000, which consists of approximately 13,000 vote-by-mail ballots and 7,600 provisional and conditional voter registration ballots.

The United State Postal Service delivered approximately 500 ballots today, of which nearly 300 were postmarked on or before Election Day and may be counted. 

These approximate totals are based on preliminary counts of ballots and will change as the Department processes ballots over the next several weeks. The Department will issue daily updates at 4 p.m. that include the number of ballots remaining for processing and counting. 

Department personnel will work until 7 p.m. today to process ballots, and will work from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, September 18, to review and process vote-by-mail, provisional, and conditional voter registration ballots. The Department expects to process most vote-by-mail ballots by Saturday, September 18 and may begin reporting results this weekend from provisional and conditional voter registration ballots.  The Department will be closed on Sunday, September 19, and will not process ballots or issue release results reports.

The Department will release updated results reports, including weekends, at 4 p.m. on days the Department tabulates votes and will post results reports on the Department’s website:

When releasing 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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