November 8, 2011 Consolidated Municipal Election Unofficial Results Reporting Schedule

Election Day

The Department will release the first preliminary results report at approximately 8:45 p.m. and will update the results regularly until all polling places have reported. The 8:45 p.m. report will represent results from the vote-by-mail ballots the Department received before Election Day. Beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. the reports will include results from ballots cast at polling places.

The results will be available from the following sources: 

  • Department of Elections Website – results will be posted on 
  • San Francisco Government Television – SFGTV, Channel 26, will report results throughout the evening. 
  • North Light Court, City Hall – results will be displayed on a large monitor; hardcopies of updates will be available at approximately 8:45p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. 
  • Department of Elections, Room 48, City Hall –hardcopies of updates will be available from the Department and are also posted outside the Department’s office
After Election Day

For any day during which the Department counts ballots, the Department will release updated results at approximately 4 p.m. These subsequent releases will include results from ballots cast at polling places, remaining vote-by-mail ballots, provisional ballots, and write-in votes.

On the days during which no ballots have been counted, the Department will post a notice on its website stating there is no updated report available.

Ranked-Choice Voting

The Department will release preliminary results for the ranked-choice contests - Mayor, District Attorney, and Sheriff - at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday following Election Day.

After Election Day, the Department will post the ballot image files for the ranked-choice contests on every day the Department counts ballots.

Official Results

The Department will certify the final results no later than December 6, which is the end of the 28-day post-election canvass period specified by the California Elections Code. The Department will post the final results on its website, as well as issue a press release and post the results outside the Department, City Hall, Room 48.