H-DECISION 2012

Nov 7, 2012 2:08 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News

California elections officials busy finalizing results

California has more registered voters than any other state in the nation, so elections officials statewide still have a lot of work left to do to finalize Tuesday's election.

According to the California Secretary of State, county elections officials now have 31 days to make sure every ballot is counted accurately and then certify the results to the state's chief elections official. For the November 6 election, that deadline is December 4 to finish processing ballots. After that, counties have until December 7 to report their certified vote counts to the California Secretary of State.

So what's left to do? Elections officials processing vote-by-mail ballots must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and make sure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election. Elections officials are also busy processing provisional ballots and ballots that are damaged or cannot by read by machines.

The Secretary of State hopes to have the total number of ballots left to count on November 8. The information will be posted here.

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