The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Election Results Report #7 and Ballot Processing Update for the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, November 8, 2019 – The San Francisco Department of Elections (Department) issued the seventh preliminary election results report of votes cast for the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election.

The Department must still process approximately 15,500 ballots. 

The estimated number of vote-by-mail ballots to process is approximately 1,500.  The estimated number of provisional and conditional voter registration ballots to process is 14,000.

The votes reported in today’s reports were mostly from vote-by-mail ballots returned to the polls on Election Day, vote-by-mail ballots returned to drop-off stations, vote-by-mail ballots cast at voting centers, vote-by-mail ballots received from the USPS after Election Day.

Tomorrow, November 9, the Department will nearly complete the processing of remaining vote-by-mail ballots.  The Department expects to begin reporting results from provisional ballots on Saturday, November 9.

The approximate total of uncounted ballots includes:

  1. 13,500 provisional ballots received from polling places.
  2. 500 conditional voter registration ballots cast at voting centers.
  3. 785 vote-by-mail ballots received today (November 8) with valid postmarks.
  4. 600 vote-by-mail ballots that were challenged for signature issues and were cured.
  5. Any vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots from the Canvass

Of the 13,500 provisional ballots, the number of provisional ballots received from Supervisorial District 5 is approximately 2,107.

The Department will issue daily updates on the number of ballots remaining for processing and counting. 

The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivered approximately 1,600 vote-by-mail ballots today, of which approximately 785 were postmarked on Election Day or earlier.  The Department will continue to process vote-by-mail ballots with valid postmarks and received from the USPS or a bona fide private mail delivery company through midnight.  

The Department will continue to release updated results reports daily, including this weekend, at 4 p.m.  When releasing results, the Department also will post on its website summary results, as well as results according to precincts, neighborhoods, and Supervisorial districts, and in multiple formats.  The Department will also issue detailed results for all ranked-choice voting contests, including those contests for which there are majority leaders.  All reports are posted on the Department’s website:

https://sfelections.sfgov.org/november-5-2019-election-results-summary

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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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