The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Total of Uncounted Ballots for the February 15, 2022, Consolidated Special Municipal Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – The San Francisco Department of Elections must still review and process approximately 39,300 ballots cast in the February 15, 2022, Consolidated Special Municipal Election.

The estimated number of vote-by-mail ballots to process is 38,000.  The estimated number of provisional and conditional voter registration ballots to process is 1,300.

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 vote-by-mail ballots today from the United States Postal Service (USPS).  The Department will review these ballots to determine if they are postmarked on or before Election Day and eligible for processing. The Department will continue to process vote-by-mail ballots with valid postmarks and received through Tuesday, February 22, from the USPS or a bona fide private mail delivery company.  

The Department will issue the next preliminary report of results on Thursday, February 17, 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.

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:




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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