The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Total of Uncounted Ballots for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – The San Francisco Department of Elections must still review and process approximately 90,000 ballots cast in the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election.

The estimated number of vote-by-mail ballots to process is 81,000.  The estimated number of provisional and conditional voter registration ballots to process is approximately 9,000.

The Department of Elections Begins Logic and Accuracy Testing of the Voting Equipment for the November 3 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, September 11, 2020 – In preparation for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election, the Department of Elections will begin Logic and Accuracy testing of the voting equipment on Friday, September 18. A detailed schedule of Logic and Accuracy testing, including dates and hours, is available at sfelections.org/observe.

The Department of Elections Will Canvass Two Community Benefit District Elections on July 14, 2020: Castro Community Benefit District Election and Fisherman’s Wharf Landside Community Benefit District

For Immediate Release 

SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, July 9, 2020 — On Tuesday, July 14, the Department of Elections will conduct the canvass of ballots cast in the special elections to establish a Castro Community Benefit District and Fisherman’s Wharf Landside Community Benefit District.

The canvass for each election will take place immediately after a final hearing before the Board of Supervisors. Elections staff will be available at the City Hall’s Grove Street entrance to provide assistance for voters starting at 2 p.m.

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Department of Elections Will Canvass Noe Valley Community Benefit District on January 28, 2020

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

SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — On Tuesday, January 28, the Department of Elections will conduct the canvass of ballots cast in the special election to establish a Noe Valley Community Benefit District (CBD). 

The canvass will take place immediately after a final hearing before the Board of Supervisors, scheduled at 3 p.m. in City Hall, Room 250. Elections staff will be available outside Room 250 to provide assistance for voters starting at 2 p.m.

Submission of Ballot Arguments for Inclusion in the Voter Information Pamphlet for the March 3, 2020, Consolidated Presidential Primary Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – Arguments for or against local ballot measures to be voted on in the March 3 election may be submitted to the Department of Elections for inclusion in the Voter Information Pamphlet.

The argument submission deadlines are as follows:

The Department of Elections Begins Opening and Processing Returned Vote-By-Mail Ballots on October 22

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

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, October 18, 2019 – The Department of Elections will begin opening and processing accepted vote-by-mail ballot envelopes on Tuesday, October 22.

Notice: Department of Elections Will Canvass Two Community Benefit District Elections on July 16, 2019: Civic Center Community Benefit District Election and Downtown Community Benefit District Election

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

SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 — On Tuesday, July 16, the Department of Elections will conduct the canvass of ballots cast in the special elections to establish a Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) and a Downtown Community Benefit District.

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Notice: Department of Elections Will Canvass Union Square Business Improvement District Ballots on July 9, 2019

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

SAN FRANCISCO, Monday, July 1, 2019 — On Tuesday, July 9, the Department of Elections will conduct the canvass of ballots cast in the special election to establish a Union Square Business Improvement District (BID).

The canvass will take place immediately after a final hearing before the Board of Supervisors, scheduled at 3 p.m. in City Hall, Room 250. Elections staff will be available outside Room 250 to provide assistance for voters starting at 2 p.m.

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