The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Results Report #13 and Ballot Counting Update for the November 8, 2022 Consolidated General Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, November 18, 2022 – Today, the Department of Elections issued the 13th preliminary election results reports of votes cast in the November 8, 2022, Consolidated General Election.

Today’s preliminary results report includes 2,173 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots that were counted since yesterday’s results report.  Most of the ballots reported in today’s preliminary results report are ballots that were initially challenged due to signature-related issues and subsequently cured by voters, and ballots that require manual remake (e.g., those cast by voters using ballot types containing contests in which they are not eligible to vote).

The Department must still process and count approximately 323 ballots. This estimate includes:

  • Vote-by-mail ballots (returned by mail, at drop boxes, and at polling places): 300
  • Provisional ballots (cast at polling places and the City Hall Voting Center): 23

The Department will issue the next preliminary results report at 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 22. At that time, Director John Arntz will be available to respond to questions from members of the public and the media outside of Room 48 in City Hall. No preliminary results reports will be issued this weekend, November 19-20, or Monday, November 21.

All election results reports along with the number of remaining ballots to count are available at: When releasing results, the Department posts results summary, as well as detailed reports, including the Statement of the Vote, which lists results data by precinct, district, and neighborhood, the ranked-choice voting reports (in PDF and Excel), and the Cast Vote Record, which contains raw data of votes cast in the election (in JSON).

The Official Canvass -- an audit of the election to ensure the accuracy and validity of results – continues at the Department’s warehouse on Pier 31. The Canvass entails numerous processes including a manual tally of ballots cast in one percent of precincts as well as one percent of the vote-by-mail and provisional ballots cast.

Today, Director John Arntz conducted the random selection of ballots for the manual tally. The recording of this process can be viewed at

On Saturday, November 19 at 8:30 a.m., Department staff will begin the manual tally of the selected ballot and will continue the tally on Sunday, November 20.

All ballot processing and canvass activities are open to public observation in-person and via livestream at


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