Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager
(Redwood City, CA) Mark Church, the Chief Elections Officer for the County of San Mateo, officially certified the election results today for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election.
“This election saw a turnout of 46.3% of the registered voters,” said Church. A closer look at the turnout numbers showed that 109,419 of the 164,453 ballots cast were from Vote by Mail voters, 978 were early voters and 54,056 ballots were voted at the polls. Of the total votes cast, approximately 33% were cast at the polls and 67% were cast by mail.
In the November Statewide General Election, San Mateo County had 475 reporting precincts and 350 precincts associated with a specific polling place. There were 1,688 Election Officers serving at those polling places on November 4. “We are thankful for the many men, women, and students that staffed polling places through the county on Election Day. Without the dedication of those individuals, Election Day would not function,” 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 Registration & Elections offices and the polls are added to the semi-official vote totals. After which, a one percent manual tally of the votes is conducted to confirm the accuracy of the election.
The official elections 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 from San Mateo County at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division website, www.shapethefuture.org.
For more information, please contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222.