Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) On Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division will begin the One Percent Manual Tally of the votes cast in the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election.
The One Percent Manual Tally is a legally required election canvassing procedure that takes place after the polls have closed on Election Day. This process ensures the accuracy of the vote before the official results are certified.
The procedure begins with the randomized selection of precincts from Vote Centers and batches of Vote by Mail ballots. Selection is determined through a dice roll using three to four ten-sided dice and matching the resulting three to four numbers to a corresponding precinct number or Vote by Mail batch. For each contest not included in the One Percent Manual Tally, an additional voting precinct or batch with that contest will be tallied.
The One Percent Manual Tally, including the rolling of the dice, is open to the public. The rolling of the dice will be livestreamed on our Twitter page @smcvote. Past observers have rolled the dice to help select the precincts and the batches.
Election officials will work in teams of four, called a “tally team,” to manually read, call out, record and tally votes by hand. This process will take approximately one to two weeks to complete.
The Chief Elections Officer will then certify and publish the official results no later than July 7, 2022. The official certified results, known as the Statement of the Vote, will be published on www.smcacre.org.
The One Percent Manual Tally will be held at the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo. Please call 650.312.5222 if you wish to observe the manual tally or to be a part of the process of selecting precincts and the batches. Follow @smcvote on Instagram and Twitter for updates.
Voting Period May 9 Through June 7
For more information on the June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit smcvote.org, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.org.
The Registration & Elections Division offers a toll-free hotline, 888.SMC.VOTE (888.762.8683), to assist voters in English, Spanish, Chinese and Filipino. Voter assistance is available in person or by phone.