San Francisco Department of Elections: Election Results Report #14 and Ballot Processing Update

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, June 15, 2018 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the 14th preliminary results report of votes cast for the June 5, 2018, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. 

Today’s report also includes approximately 3,346 ballots that were tallied since yesterday’s report. 

The Department will not count ballot cards tomorrow or Sunday, June 16 and 17, and will not issue results reports on either day.  The next results report will occur Monday, June 18, 4 p.m.

Today’s report includes votes from nearly 300 provisional ballots cast by voters at the polling places.  Additionally, today’s report includes votes from approximately 200 ballots received from the post office with valid postmarks on or before June 5.  The results report also includes votes from over 250 ballots cast under Conditional Voter Registration. The remainder of votes included in today’s report are from ballots that previously required a manual review being run through the tabulation equipment.

The Department must still process approximately 2,400 ballots, or more than 9,600 ballot cards.

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

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

Ballot Processing Update
The Department must still review and process nearly 400 vote-by-mail ballots received from the post office after Election Day and that were postmarked on or before June 5 and arrived by Friday, June 8.  Additionally, over 1,650 provisional ballots must be processed, as well as nearly 100 ballots from voters using the Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail system, and approximately 270 votes cast by voters using Conditional Voter Registration.  Further, 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.

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

One Percent Manual Tally
On Monday, June 18, at 8 a.m., in the Department’s warehouse on Pier 48, Shed B, the Department will begin the One Percent Manual Tally of votes cast in six precincts.  The hand-counts will be compared to the results issued by the voting equipment.  A live-streamed viewing of the manual tally is available also on the Department’s website:

The purpose of the manual tally is to verify that the voting equipment properly counted and reported votes as expected.  State elections law requires all counties to undertake a One Percent Manual tally before certifying election results.  


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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