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Ballot Tabulation Update
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Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan recently released this update on the Nov. 6 Presidential Election.

The Elections Office continued with the canvass process of the Presidential General Election. The Elections Office has opened and flattened more than 35,592 vote by mail ballots and completed processing each of the ballots through the high speed ballot scanning equipment to tabulate them. These unofficial tally results have been posted on the election website

The hand review of all ballots cast to identify qualified write-in candidates for President has been completed.

Scanning of the names of Election Day voters located on the polling place rosters was completed Nov. 9. These signatures must be scanned and a review conducted to determine who has voted prior to the processing of the provisional ballots. Reconciliation of each of the 167 polling site rosters and materials started this week and is expected to take several days.

Approximately 11,000 provisional ballots and hundreds of military, damaged, seven-day absentee and reconciliation ballots remain to be reviewed and processed before they are ultimately counted.

The remainder of the canvass will continue until complete. California law requires certification of this election to be on or before Dec. 4, 2012, which is 28 days following Election Day.