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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 1, 2011

 

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, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Phone: (650) 312-5222 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 8, 2011 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 Elections 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 7 at 5 p.m. Go to www.shapethefuture.org and click on the link to this election 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 to 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 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 Tally Room operations will also be available on the website.