The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Results Report #15 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, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – Today, the Department of Elections issued the 15th preliminary election results reports of votes cast in the November 8, 2022, Consolidated General Election.

Today’s preliminary results report includes 77 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots that were counted since last results report.  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).

All election results reports are available at:  sfelections.sfgov.org/november-8-2022-election-results-summary. 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 Department expects to certify the election on Thursday, December 1, and will issue the final results reports for the November 8, 2022, Consolidated General Election.

When certifying, the Department will again post images on its website of each voted ballot card cast in San Francisco for public review. The Department will also post the “Ballot Audit Review” application that allows members of the public to sort and view the ballot images according to specific precincts, districts, and contests. The Ballot Audit Review application includes an option to view an explanation at the bottom of each ballot image, indicating how the voting equipment interpreted and tallied each vote mark.  These explanations provide the public with information on how the voting system operates in relation to the recording and reporting of every vote cast in the election.

The Department will publish and apply a SHA-512 cryptographic function to results reports and other documents associated with the November 8 election to provide certainty to the public that election documentation is secured, consistent through time, and authentic.

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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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