Official Canvass of Election Results, March 3, 2020, Consolidated Presidential Primary Election: Random Selection of Ballots for Manual Tally

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

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, March 12, 2020 – The Department of Elections randomly selected ballots this morning to include in the 1% manual tally of votes cast in the March 3, 2020, Consolidated Presidential Primary Election.

The Department of Elections selected, using three 10-side dice, six precincts which represent one percent of the number of precincts used in the March 2020 election, as well as eight batches of vote-by-mail ballots, and two batches of provisional ballots.

For the selected six precincts and batches, the Department will manually tally these ballots to compare against results reported from the Department’s voting equipment to verify the accuracy of the voting system. 

The Department webcast the random selection of the precincts included in the 1% manual tally and posted a recording of the selection process on sfelections.sfgov.org/march-3-2020-presidential-primary-election-1-manual-tally-drawing.

Following is a list of precincts selected for the 1% manual tally of precinct ballots.

Precinct

Ballot Type

9105

5

9126

5

9133

5

7924

2

9737

1

1111

1

Following is a list of batches selected for the manual tally of batches of vote-by-mail batches:

Batch

Contests Included

622

All

621

All

147

All

199

All

293

All

397

All

398

All

234

All

Following is a list of batches of selected for the manual tally of provisional ballots:

Batch

Contests Included

4020

All

4079

U.S. Representative, District 14

Observing the Manual Tally Process

The manual tally of selected precincts will occur Friday, March 13, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Department’s warehouse on Pier 31.    

This manual tally is open to public observation, either in person or by watching the live streaming on sfgov.org/observe-election-process.  However, public parking is unavailable at Pier 31.

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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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