November 5, 2014
Contact: Nicole Winger, (916) 653-6575
SACRAMENTO – Just as they do after every statewide election, California county elections officials are now counting the hundreds of thousands of vote-by-mail, provisional and other ballots that are not counted on election day.
While the Secretary cannot announce the winner of a contest before all ballots are counted, news media or campaigns sometimes choose to call an election sooner. County elections officials have until December 2 to ensure every eligible ballot is counted accurately and certify final election results to the Secretary of State. Then the Secretary of State has until December 12 to review the materials, resolve any reporting discrepancies and compile the 58 county reports for complete election results. Continue reading