San Francisco Department of Elections: Election Results Report #10 and Ballot Processing Update

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, June 11, 2018 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the 10th preliminary results report of votes cast for the June 5, 2018, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. 

Today’s report includes approximately 9,000 votes that were tallied since yesterday’s report.  The additional votes are from approximately 400 ballots that voters delivered to the City Hall Drop-Off Stations, 600 ballots cast at the City Hall Voting Center, 900 ballots that voters delivered citywide to the polling places, and 6,400 ballots received from the post office with valid postmarks on June 5.  Additionally, approximately 600 Card 1s were manually reviewed from previous days’ processing and then re-tabulated for inclusion in today’s report.

The Department is still processing more than 17,000 ballots, or more than 68,000 cards.

All voters Citywide voted using ballots comprised of four-cards.  

All results reports are posted on the Department’s website:

The Department must still review and process vote-by-mail ballots received from the post office after Election Day and postmarked on or before June 5 and which arrived by Friday, June 8.  Also, the Department must still re-tabulate cards that were separated during initial processing for manual review.  Additionally, the Department will process ballots associated with the Canvass of the election which is taking place in the Department’s warehouse on Pier 48.

The Department will issue preliminary results reports daily around 4 p.m.

Ballot Processing Update
The Department continues to review more than 17,000 ballots for processing.  This total includes approximately 3,000 vote-by-mail ballots and an estimated 14,000 provisional ballots.  

The Department must still process approximately 3,000 vote-by-mail ballots with valid postmarks received from the post office before Friday, June 8.  Additionally, the Department must re-tabulate any cards that required manual review after initial processing of vote-by-mail ballots.

Voters also cast nearly 14,000 provisional ballots on Election Day.  The Department began opening approved provisional ballots today and will begin processing the provisional ballots tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12. The counting of provisional ballots will continue for several days. 

The Department expects to continue reviewing and processing vote-by-mail ballots through this next week.  The counting of provisional ballots will begin after the vote-by-mail ballots are reviewed.

VBM ballot and PV ballot processing is open to public observation, either in person at the Department’s office in City Hall or on


Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375

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