Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: David Tom, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) Today, Mark Church, the Chief Elections Officer for the County of San Mateo, officially certified the election results for the April 9, 2013 Coastside Fire Protection District Special Recall Election.
“The election went smoothly and was conducted exactly as planned,” said Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer.
“This election saw a turnout of 46.04% of the registered voters,” said Mr. Church. A closer look at the turnout numbers showed that 4,642 ballots were from Vote by Mail voters, 29 were early voters and 1,924 ballots were voted at the polls.
In the April 9, 2013 Coastside Fire Protection District Special Recall Election, San Mateo County had 21 reporting precincts and 68 Election Officers served at the polling places. “We are most grateful to the exceptional men, women, and students who served our voters on Election Day. They worked diligently throughout a very long day,” said Church.
The Chief Elections Officer officially certifies the results once the Canvass is completed in the 28 days following an election. During the Canvass, the Vote by Mail ballots and the paper and electronic ballots cast at the Elections Office are added to the semi-official vote totals. A publicly conducted one percent manual tally of the votes, an important part of an audit required by the elections code, confirmed the accuracy of the election.
The official election results, published in a document known as the Statement of the Vote, are posted on the Registration and Elections Division website, www.shapethefuture.org. 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 from the Registration and Elections Division website, www.shapethefuture.org.
For more information, please contact the Registration and Elections Division at (650) 312-5222.
The press release is displayed in its original format. San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections website now resides at www.smcacre.org