San Francisco Department of Elections: Election Results Report #15 and Ballot Processing Update

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, June 18, 2018 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the 15th preliminary results report of votes cast for the June 5, 2018, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. 

Today’s report includes approximately 662 ballots that have been added to the vote totals since last Friday’s report.  The Department will not count ballot cards tomorrow and will not issue a results report.

Today’s report includes the remainder of ballot cards cast as provisional and vote-by-mail ballots as well as the remaining ballot cards cast under Conditional Voter Registration.

The votes from most of the ballot cards reported in today’s report are from ballot cards that were previously separated during their initial processing due to having write-in votes, overvotes, and undervotes and that required a manual review before being run through the tabulation equipment again earlier today.

The Department may still need to process ballots obtained from the Canvass and which may require tabulation.

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

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

Ballot Processing Update
Other than ballot cards that may arrive from the Canvass that is taking place in the Department’s warehouse on Pier 48, the Department does not expect to count ballot cards during this week.   The Department also expects to certify the election next week.

One Percent Manual Tally
Today, June 18, at 8 a.m., in the Department’s warehouse on Pier 48, Shed B, the Department began 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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