The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Total of Uncounted Ballots for the April 19, 2022, Special General Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – The San Francisco Department of Elections must still review and process approximately 16,400 ballots cast in the April 19 Special General Election.

The estimated number of vote-by-mail ballots to process is 16,000.  The estimated number of provisional and conditional voter registration ballots to process is 400.

This approximate total is based on the preliminary count of ballots received on Election Day and will change as the Department processes ballots over the next several days. The Department will issue daily updates on the number of ballots remaining for processing and counting. 

The Department expects to receive approximately 2,700 vote-by-mail ballots today from the United States Postal Service (USPS).  The Department must process any ballots postmarked on or before Election Day, and received through Tuesday, April 26, from the USPS or a bona fide private mail delivery company.  

The Department will next issue preliminary results reports on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m. 

Nearly all ballots received before Election Day have been processed and reported.  The Department will begin today to prepare ballots received on Election Day for processing.

All results reports are posted on the Department’s website:  When releasing results, the Department posts summary results, as well as results according to precincts, neighborhoods, and Supervisorial districts, and in multiple formats.


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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