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 today the election results for the November 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election.
“This election saw a turnout of 25.4% of the registered voters,” said Church. A closer look at the turnout numbers showed that 69,775 of the 91,335 ballots were from Vote by Mail voters, 402 were early voters and 21,158 ballots were voted at the polls, further evidence of the rising popularity of voting by mail and its potential for increasing turnout.
In the November Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election, San Mateo County had 486 reporting precincts and 349 precincts associated with a specific polling place. There were 1,303 Election Officers serving at those polling places on November 5. “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 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 Elections Division at (650) 312-5222.
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