The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Results Report #5 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, Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Today, the Department of Elections issued the fifth preliminary election results reports of votes cast in the November 8, 2022 Consolidated General Election.

Today’s preliminary results report includes 9,598 vote-by-mail ballots received on Election Day and counted since the last results report was issued on Election Night, November 8.  Overall, today’s preliminary results report includes votes from nearly 48,000 ballot cards since San Francisco voters received a five-card ballot.

The Department must still process and count 137,000 ballots in the November 8 Election. This estimate includes:

Vote-by-mail ballots (returned by mail, at drop boxes, and at polling places): 128,000
Provisional ballots (cast at polling places and the City Hall Voting Center): 9,000

Today’s estimate of vote-by-mail ballots left to count adds approximately 16,000 vote-by-mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day and received in the mail since Election Day and 33,000 vote-by-mail ballots returned at drop boxes and the City Hall Voting Center.

Department personnel will process and count ballots until 10 p.m. tonight and will maintain the same schedule, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., on Friday, November 11. Ballot processing is open to public observation in-person and via livestream at

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 Department will issue the next preliminary results report at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11. 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.


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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