November 3 Consolidated General Election Results Report #6 and Ballot Processing Update

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, November 5, 2020 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the sixth preliminary election results report of votes cast for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election.

Today’s report includes 29,619 votes since yesterday’s results report. 

The estimated total number of remaining ballots to process is 61,000, which consists of approximately 51,000 vote-by-mail ballots and 9,000 provisional and 900 conditional voter registration ballots.  

The United State Postal Service delivered approximately 500 vote-by-mail ballots today, of which nearly 300 were postmarked on or before Election Day and will be counted. 

The Department will likely begin counting provisional ballots from Supervisorial District 1 on Friday, November 6, and provisional ballots from the remaining Supervisorial districts during the weekend.

These approximate totals are based on preliminary counts of ballots and will change as the Department processes ballots over the next several weeks. The Department will issue daily updates on the number of ballots remaining for processing and counting. 

Department personnel will work from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. during the next several days to review and process vote-by-mail, provisional, and conditional voter registration ballots. The Department expects to process most vote-by-mail ballots by Saturday, November 7.  

The Department will release updated results reports, including weekends, at 4 p.m. on days the Department tabulates votes and will post results reports on the Department’s website:

When releasing results, the Department also will post 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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