Election Night Results: Convenient, Easy and Live-Action

Election night returns for the November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election will be publicly reported beginning at 8:05 p.m. on the official website of the San Mateo County Elections Division of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, at 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 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 5 at 5:00 p.m.   Go to www.shapethefuture.org and click on the link to November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election under UPCOMING ELECTIONS to access the online request form, or call 650-312-5222.

Election night returns will be posted on the Elections Office 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.

• Printable PDF format reports are available if a paper record of the results at each reporting interval is desired.

• HTML format reports which are designed for fast, convenient, at-a-glance reviewing and scrolling of results.

In addition, real-time monitoring of the movement of voted precinct ballots from each polling place to the Elections Office Tally Room will also be possible with the website’s “Precinct Tracker” tool.

Live video coverage of the Tally Room operations will also be available on the website.

Media Contact:  

Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: 650-363-4988 E-mail: mchurch@smcare.org

Alternate: David Tom, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: (650) 312-5222 E-mail: dtom@smcare.org

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