The Department of Elections Randomly Selected Ballots for Manual Tally of Votes Cast in the November 3, 2020 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, November 12, 2020 – The Department of Elections randomly selected ballots this morning to include in the 1% manual tally of votes cast in the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election.

The Department selected six precincts, using 10-sided dice, which represent one percent of the number of precincts used in the November 2020 election.  The Department also selected four additional precincts to manually count certain contests not included on the ballots from the six precincts initially selected. 

The Department also randomly selected 27 batches of vote-by-mail ballots, and four batches of provisional ballots.

The Department will manually tally these ballots to compare against results reported from the Department’s voting equipment to verify the accuracy of the voting system. 

The Department webcast the random selection of the precincts and batches included in the 1% manual tally and posted a recording of the selection process on sfelections.org/observe-election-process.

Following is a list of precincts selected for the 1% manual tally of precinct ballots.

Precinct

Ballot Type

9512

29

9755

34

9708

32

7938

19

7052

7

7832

18

Following are the additional four precincts included in the manual tally to count certain contests not represented on the ballots associated with the initial six precincts selected.

Precinct

Ballot Type

Contest

7644

15

BART, District 7

9138

23

Supervisor, District 1

7318

11

Supervisor, District 3

1114

1

Supervisor, District 11

 

Following is a list of batches selected for the manual tally of vote-by-mail ballot batches:

Batch

Contests Included

1260

All

1441

All

0964

All

2205

All

2507

All

0237

All

2114

All

0112

All

0332

All

0122

All

2649

All

1037

All

2362

All

0849

All

0387

All

0919

All

0019

All

2186

All

0982

All

2322

All

1284

All

1928

All

2061

All

0305

All

1833

All

0730

All

0589

All

Following is a list of batches of provisional ballots and the contests included in the batches that were selected for manual tallying. 

Batch

Contests Included

57

U.S. Representative District 12; State Assembly, District 17, BART Districts 7 and 9

11

Board of Supervisors, District 5

23

Board of Supervisors, District 9

28

State Assembly District 19, U.S. Representative District 14, Board of Supervisors, Districts, 1, 3, 7, and 11

Observing the Manual Tally Process

The manual tally of selected precincts will occur Friday, November 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Department’s warehouse on Pier 31.  If necessary, the tallies will continue on Monday, November 16, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The manual tally is open to public observation, either in person or by watching the live streaming on sfelections.org/observe-election-process.  

 

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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
sfelections.org

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