Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) Today, Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer for the County of San Mateo, officially certified the election results for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.
“This Primary Election saw a turnout of almost 52% of the registered voters, far more than the 37% turnout four years ago,” said Church. San Mateo County reported 367,153 registered voters as of May 24, 2016.
A closer look at the turnout numbers showed that 127,127 of the 190,133 ballots cast were from Vote by Mail voters, 2,149 were early voters and 60,857 ballots were voted at the polls. Of the total votes cast, 67% were cast by mail and 32% were cast at the polls.
In the Presidential Primary Election, San Mateo County had 468 reporting precincts and 342 precincts associated with a specific polling place. There were more than 1,300 Election Officers serving at polling places on June 7. “We truly appreciate the outstanding men, women, and students who served our voters on Election Day. Their commitment and professionalism was critical to the success of conducting the election,” said Church.
The Chief Elections Officer officially certifies the results once the Canvass is completed in the 30 days following an election. During the Canvass, the Vote by Mail ballots and the paper and electronic ballots cast at the Registration and Elections Offices and the polls 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 the Statement of the Vote, are posted on the San Mateo County Registration & Elections 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 at the website.
For more information, please contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222.
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