San Mateo County’s Election Night Reporting

Archive Press Release

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

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County will begin posting election results for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election on the Registration & Elections Division website,, beginning at 8:05 p.m.  The website will be updated on the half-hour until all precincts have been accounted for. 

“Our goal is to provide the public with fast, accurate and detailed results on election night,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. 

The election results release schedule for election night is as follows:

8:05 p.m. – Vote by Mail Ballots
8:30 p.m. – All-Mail Precincts
9:00 p.m. – Early Voting Centers
9:30 p.m. and each half-hour until complete – Live Precinct Ballots

The post-election results release schedule will be posted on the website after Election Day.    

Election results can be viewed in the following three formats on the Registration & Elections Division website, at the “Get Election Results” link:

The “RaceTracker” web application allows the user to customize the report to: display all or only selected races; see what percentage of the vote has been reported; know which precincts have reported and to determine both percentages and raw vote totals from Vote by Mail ballots, early voting, and/or Election Day precinct voting.

Printable PDF format reports are available if a paper record of the results at each reporting interval is desired. 

HTML format reports which are designed for fast, convenient, at a glance reviewing and scrolling of results.

In addition, members of the public can use the website’s “Precinct Tracker” tool in order to monitor the movement of voted precinct ballots from each polling place to the Registration & Elections Division Tally Room.

The Registration & Elections Division will send e-mail alerts to interested members of the public as new results are posted online.  Requests can be made online by going to  and clicking on the link “November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election” under “UPCOMING ELECTIONS”, or by calling 650.312.5222. 

For more information about the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election, contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222 or

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