San Francisco Department of Elections: Election Results Report #6 and Ballot Processing Update

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

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, June 7, 2018 – The San Francisco Department of Elections issued the sixth preliminary election results report of votes cast for the June 5, 2018, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. 

Today’s report includes votes from approximately 3,000 ballots that the post office delivered to the Department on Election Day.  Also, approximately 5,000 ballots that voters dropped off at polling places are included in today’s report.

The Department is still processing approximately 84,000 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 dropped off at the polling places on Election Day, cast at the City Hall Voting Center, and received at the City Hall drop-off stations, and vote-by-mail ballots received from the post office after Election Day and postmarked on or before June 5.

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

Ballot Processing Update
The Department continues to review approximately 84,000 ballots for processing.  This total includes approximately 70,000 vote-by-mail ballots and an estimated 14,000 provisional ballots.

The Department received 16,000 vote-by-mail ballots from the post office on Election Day and has tabulated votes from approximately 3,000 ballots, leaving a remainder of around 9,000 of this group of ballots.

Today the Department received nearly 5,000 vote-by-mail ballots from the post office, 3,000 of which were postmarked on or before Election Day and are eligible for processing.

Voters delivered approximately 44,000 ballots to polling places on Election Day and approximately 39,000 of those ballots remain to be processed.

Voters also cast nearly 14,000 provisional ballots on Election Day and these ballots will not be processed until next week. 

The remaining unprocessed ballots consist of approximately 3,000 vote-by-mail ballots that voters delivered to City Hall Drop-Off Stations on Election Day as well as approximately 3,000 ballots cast at the City Hall Voting Center. 

Vote-by-mail ballots may continue to arrive and be reviewed for counting when they are postmarked on or before Election Day and arrive by Friday, June 8. 

The Department expects to continue reviewing and processing vote-by-mail ballots through early next week.  The initial review of provisional ballots began Thursday, June 7, and will continue for several more days.  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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