Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) At 8:30 a.m. on May 15, 2019, the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division will begin the One Percent Manual Tally of the votes cast in the May 7, 2019 La Honda Road Territory Transfer Special Mail Ballot Election.
The One Percent Manual Tally is a legally required election canvassing procedure that takes place after the polls have closed on Election Day. The Official Canvass of the Vote must be completed within 30 days following an election. The One Percent Manual Tally ensures the accuracy of the vote before the official results are certified.
Official election results will not be certified until the canvass is completed. The votes of each of the ballot contests are upheld by the validations from the One Percent Manual Tally.
The One Percent Manual Tally is a completely transparent process that the public is invited to observe. Election officials will work in teams of four, called a “precinct board,” to manually read, call out, record, and tally votes. This process will take approximately one day to complete.
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 be a part of the process in selecting precincts.