San Francisco Department of Elections: Election Results Report #9 and Ballot Processing Update

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

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

Today’s report includes more than 16,400 votes that were tallied since yesterday’s report.  The additional votes are from approximately 2,600 ballots that voters delivered to the City Hall Drop-Off Stations, 2,400 ballots cast at the City Hall Voting Center, and 4,800 ballots that voters delivered citywide to the polling places. 

The Department is still processing more than 25,000 ballots, or more than 102,000 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 cast at the City Hall Voting Center, received at the City Hall drop-off stations, 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.  Additionally, the Department will process ballots associated with the Canvass of the election.

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

Ballot Processing Update
The Department continues to review more than 25,000 ballots for processing.  This total includes approximately 12,000 vote-by-mail ballots and an estimated 14,000 provisional ballots.

The Department received 13,000 vote-by-mail ballots with valid postmarks from the post office the day after Election Day and processed approximately 6,600 of such ballots that are included in today’s report.  Also, votes from around 4,800 of the approximately 44,000 vote-by-mail ballots that voters dropped off at polling places are also in today’s report.  However, any cards that require manual review from this group of cards would still require another processing stage.

Voters also cast nearly 14,000 provisional ballots on Election Day.  Preparations for counting these ballots will begin on Monday, June 11, with Department personnel labeling the provisional envelopes.  The opening of the envelopes for valid provisional ballots may begin on Tuesday, June 12.  The counting of provisional ballots may begin on Wednesday, June 13 and 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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