Post-Election Canvass

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

After every election, the Registrar of Voters conducts the canvass to ensure that every eligible ballot is counted accurately.

How to count and log the number of provisional ballots from each precinct to confirm that the number of ballots returned is the same number reported on the roster by the precinct inspector.

How to log and count the number of vote by mail ballots returned.

Guidelines on how to determine whether a ballot should be counted are rejected.

How to account for all of the used and unused ballots from that precinct.

The one percent manual tally is a hand count of a random sample of 1% of the precincts in the election.

Rules for retaining records after an election.

Information on the official canvass of the vote at the California Secretary of State's website.