November 3, 2020 Election Results
Presidential General Election

Post
Election Night Results Release Schedule:
8:10 p.m. Results include Vote by Mail ballots received in the mail, at a Vote Center or in a Drop Box on or before Wednesday, October 28.
9:00 p.m. Each half-hour until all Vote Center ballots have been reported.
The post-election results releases will be at 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
Thursday, November 5 Monday, November 9
Wednesday, November 11 Friday, November 13
Monday, November 16 Wednesday, November 18
Friday, November 20 Monday, November 23
Wednesday, November 25 Monday, November 30

The election is scheduled to be certified on December 3.

Overview of Results Reporting

Election results may take up to 30 days to finalize. Click here to find out why.

Semi-Official Results – November 23, 2020 Report

Remaining ballots to be processed include:

  • Ballots postmarked on Election Day and received by November 20, 2020 *
  • Conditional Voter Registration/Provisional ballots * 
  • Ballots to be adjudicated from the canvass of the vote process *
  • Challenged ballots that may be cured by voters through December 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

*Most, if not all, of these numbers will be included in Monday’s and Wednesday’s Semi-Official Results Report.

Results include:

  • Most Vote by Mail ballots received in the mail
  • Most Vote by Mail ballots returned at Vote Centers and Drop Boxes 
  • All Vote Center ballots
  • Most Conditional Voter Registration ballots

Results Portal

Results Portal – This page offers a variety of ways to view and tailor election results with the following exciting features: ​

  • Click Results tab to view all results – results are available in list, slideshow (auto-scroll), or detail table format.
  • On Results tab, click on Detail Table icon to see the breakdown of votes cast at Vote Centers and by mail.
  • On Results tab, click Filter Results button to select certain contests to follow. Note: If you close browser, the filter selection is not retained.
  • On Results tab, print the results by clicking the Print icon.
  • Click Voter Turnout tab to see turnout for each precinct. Zoom in on a precinct and a hover over displays the turnout.
  • Click Reports tab to download contest or precinct reports in CSV or PDF. Note: Reports are not available on mobile devices at this time.
  • Set auto-refresh in the header for results to refresh when updated.

Results on PDF – This report contains a breakdown of votes cast by mail and at Vote Centers. “Times cast” is the votes cast for a contest.

Results on CSV – This report in a comma-separated value format allows for greater data analysis. It contains a detailed breakdown of votes cast by Precinct, Contest and Candidate.

Precinct Turnout – This report shows the turnout for each precinct in the election. It will be posted at the end of election night.

Statement of the Vote – The Statement of the Vote is published at the time of the certification of the election, within 30 days of Election Day. It is a listing of all election contests with totals, by precinct, by cities, by districts, including write-in votes, if any.

Precinct Consolidations – List of precincts that were consolidated for this election.

The number of registered voters in San Mateo County is 442,637 as of October 26, 2020. Voter registration numbers may not reflect all voters who can cast a ballot in a precinct due to conditional voter registration. Conditional voter registration allows voters to register and cast a provisional ballot after the close of registration deadline.

Statewide Election Results