The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Election Results Report #8 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, Saturday, November 9, 2019 – The San Francisco Department of Elections (Department) issued the eighth preliminary election results report of votes cast for the November 5, 2019, Consolidated Municipal Election.

The Department must still process approximately 1,200 ballots. The votes reported in today’s reports consist of approximately 1,400 vote-by-mail ballots and approximately 12,600 provisional ballots.

The Department has a few hundred vote-by-mail ballots to process and an estimated 900 provisional and conditional voter registration ballots to process.

Tomorrow, November 10, the results reports will primarily consist of votes from provisional ballots, and any ballots identified for processing from the Canvass.

The approximate total of uncounted ballots includes:

  1. 400 provisional ballots received from polling places.
  2. 500 conditional voter registration ballots cast at voting centers.
  3. 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 2,114.  The number of accepted provisional ballots is 1,844.  The votes from the 1,844 accepted provisional ballots from Supervisorial District 5 are included in today’s results reports. 

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

During a sweep of the USPS facilities last night, the Department obtained 328 vote-by-mail ballots, of which 42 were postmarked on Election Day or earlier.  The Department processed these 42 valid vote-by-mail ballots and added their votes to today’s results.  Yesterday was the last day the Department could accept for processing any vote-by-mail ballots with postmarks dated on or before Election Day and received from the USPS or a bona fide private mail delivery company through midnight.  

The Department will continue to release updated results reports while ballot processing continues, including Sunday, November 10, 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:



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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