San Mateo County’s Election Night Reporting Options: Convenient, Easy, and Live-Action

Archive Press Release

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

Alternate: David Tom, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

(Redwood City, CA) Election night returns for the April 9, 2013 Coastside Fire Protection District Special Recall Election will be publicly reported beginning at 8:05 p.m. on the official website of Registration & Elections Division, at  Subsequent returns will be as follows:

8:05 p.m. – Vote by Mail Ballots received before Election Day
8:30 p.m. – All-Mail Precincts
9:00 p.m. – Voting Center (San Mateo)
10:00 p.m. – Precincts
10:30 p.m. – Precincts

Anyone may sign up to receive e-mail alerts with a link to the results page whenever new results are posted online.  The deadline for requests is April 8 at 5:00 p.m.   Go to and click on the link to April 9, 2013 Coastside Fire Protection District Special Recall Election under UPCOMING ELECTIONS to access the online request form, or call (650) 312-5222. 

Election night returns will be posted on the Registration & Elections Division website in three convenient formats, 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 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, real-time monitoring of the movement of voted precinct ballots from each polling place to the Registration & Elections Division Tally Room will also be possible with the website’s “Precinct Tracker” tool.

The press release is displayed in its original format. San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections website now resides at