Results Certified for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election
Official Results Available Online

Archive Press Release

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Alternate: David Tom, Interim Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) Today Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder for the County of San Mateo, officially certified the election results for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election.

“This was truly a historic presidential election for San Mateo County Voters. Voter turnout was one of the highest in recent memory with 81.57% of registered voters casting their ballots in this election,” observed Mr. Church. 

San Mateo County voter registration reached an all-time high of 396,341 registered voters for this presidential Election. Of the 323,303 ballots cast, 210,661 (65%) came from vote by mail voters with 105,014 (32%) ballots cast at the polls. During the early voting period, 7,628 ballots were cast by voters at the Voting Centers. 

During this Presidential Election, there were 468 reporting precincts with 342 of these precincts served by polling places. The remaining balance were vote by mail precincts or there were no registered voters located in these precincts. Over 1,700 Election Officers served at polling places on November 8.

“We truly appreciate the outstanding men, women, and students who served our voters on Election Day. Their commitment and professionalism was critical to the success of conducting the election,” said Mr. Church. 

The Chief Elections Officer officially certifies the results once the Canvass is completed in the 30 days following an election. During the Canvass, the Vote by Mail ballots and the paper and electronic ballots cast at the Registration & Elections offices and the polls are added to the semi-official vote totals. Afterwards a one percent manual tally of the votes is conducted to confirm the accuracy of the election results. 

The official election results, published in the Statement of the Vote, are posted on the San Mateo County Registration & Elections website, These official election results provide a complete picture of the election with vote totals that are broken down by precinct and the method in which the ballots were cast. The Precinct Report is also available online and lists the ballots cast and turnout on a precinct-by-precinct basis. Anyone may review or download and print a complete copy of the election results at the website. 

For more information, please contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222 or follow @smcvote on Twitter.

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