Unofficial Results Reporting Schedule
The Department of Elections 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 www.sfelections.org
- 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; printed copies 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 –printed copies of updates will be available from the Department and are also posted outside the Department’s office.
After Election Day
On any day during which the Department of Elections counts ballots, the Department will release updated results at approximately 4 p.m. These 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.
Statement of Vote, Neighborhood and District Statement of Vote, and Neighborhood Turnout Report
At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday following Election Day, the Department of Elections will release preliminary versions of the following reports:
- Statement of Vote showing a precinct-by-precinct breakdown of votes cast at polling places and by mail
- Neighborhood and District Statement of Vote
- Neighborhood Turnout Report
Election results are considered unofficial until the Department of Elections certifies the final results. The Department will certify the final results no later than July 3, 2012, which is the end of the 28-day canvass period specified by the California Elections Code. The Department will post the final results on its website and outside the Department’s office, Room 48, City Hall, as well as issue a press release.