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, November 12, 2018 – Today the San Francisco Department of Elections issued the 10th preliminary election results report of votes cast for the November 6, 2018, Consolidated General Election. 

Today’s report includes results from nearly 23,000 ballots.  Today’s report includes votes from nearly 23,000 the vote-by-mail ballots that voters dropped off at polling places on Election Day and from vote-by-mail ballots delivered after Election Day and were postmarked on or before November 6. The report also includes more than 50 votes cast on the accessible touch-screen equipment in polling places.  The Department must still process nearly 56,000 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots.  

All voters Citywide voted using four-card ballots.  

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

The Department must still review and process vote-by-mail ballots received from the polling places on Election Day, ballots cast at the City Hall Voting Center, ballots received at the City Hall drop-off stations, and vote-by-mail ballots received from the USPS after Election Day and postmarked on or before November 6 and which arrived by Friday, November 9.  The Department must still also review and process the provisional ballots cast at polling places on Election Day.

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

Ballot Processing Update
The Department continues to prepare nearly 56,000 ballots for counting.  This total includes approximately 29,000 vote-by-mail ballots and an estimated 26,000 provisional ballots.  As the Department processes ballots, totals for these remaining ballots to count will change as more accurate counts are obtained.

The counting and reporting of votes from provisional ballots will begin on Tuesday, November 13.  

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13, at 10 a.m., the Department will randomly select a minimum of six precincts for which the ballot cards will be manually tallied.

The Department will broadcast the selection of precincts and post a recording of the process on

Ballot processing and the canvass are open to public observation, in person, at the Department’s office in City Hall and the Department’s warehouse on Pier 48, and online, at



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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