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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 31, 2013

 

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail: mchurch@smcare.org

 

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager
Phone: 650.312.5222 Fax: 650.312.5348 E-mail: dtom@smcare.org

 

San Mateo County's Election Night Reporting Options

Convenient, Easy, and Live-Action

 

 

(Redwood City, CA) Election night returns for the November 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election will be publicly reported beginning at 8:05 p.m. on the official website of the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division, www.shapethefuture.org. Subsequent returns will be reported on the half-hour until all precincts have been accounted for, as follows:

 

          8:05 p.m. – Vote by Mail Ballots

          8:30 p.m. – All-Mail Precincts

          9:00 p.m. – Early Voting Centers

          9:30 p.m. and each half-hour thereafter until complete – Live Precinct Ballots.

 

Anyone may sign up to receive e-mail alerts with a link to the results page whenever new results are posted online. The deadline for requests is November 4 at 5:00 p.m. Go to www.shapethefuture.org and click on the link “November 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School & Special District Election under “UPCOMING ELECTIONS” to access the online request form, or call 650.312.5222. 

 

Election night returns will be posted on the Registration & Elections Division website in three convenient formats, at the “Get Election Results” link:

  • The “RaceTracker” web application allows the user to customize the report to: display all or only selected races; see what percentage of the vote has been reported; know which precincts have reported and determine both percentages and raw vote totals from Vote by Mail ballots, early voting, and/or Election Day precinct voting.
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  • Printable PDF format reports are available if a paper record of the results at each reporting interval is desired. 
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  • HTML format reports which are designed for fast, convenient, at a glance reviewing and scrolling of results.
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  • In addition, real-time monitoring of the movement of voted precinct ballots from each polling place to the Registration & Elections Division Tally Room will also be possible with the website’s “Precinct Tracker” tool.