FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2010
Contacts: Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726 or
Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648
BALLOTS TO BE PROCESSED FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2010 GENERAL ELECTION
Preliminary Counts of Outstanding Ballots Left to Process
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan reported an initial estimate of outstanding ballots to be processed during the election canvass period. The RR/CC estimates that 399,960 ballots remain to be processed, after the semi-final Election night tally. The initial estimate includes outstanding Vote by Mail and Provisional ballots collected at the polls, as well as Vote By Mail ballots received in the mail by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Provisional Ballots Election Day Vote By Mail via USPS
166,586 111,095 122,279
Note: These figures represent an initial raw count and estimate. Figures may be revised.
Outstanding Vote by Mail ballots will be processed, qualified, and tallied during the Canvass period. The preliminary count of unprocessed ballots will be updated within the next 48 hours to include precinct ballots not included in the semi-official tally and ballots with votes for write-in candidates.
“Election night is, in many respects, just the beginning of the election certification process,” said Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan. The 28-day Election Canvass is the period required by law to conduct a full accounting and tabulation of all ballots cast in the election.
“The Official Election Canvass ensures that the vote of every registered voter whether cast by regular ballot, provisional ballot, or by mail is counted and included in the final returns.”
Logan pointed out that on election night a total of 1,912,930 ballots were counted. This included 380,004 Vote by Mail ballots and 1,532,926 precinct ballots cast at 4,770 polling places throughout the county.
Election results will be updated on a regular basis throughout the 28 day period. For a full schedule of election updates visit www.lavote.net.
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