First Post-Election Ballot Count Update for the Primary Election
Late ballot returns lead to an increased number of ballots to be processed post-election
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) announced the first post-election ballot count update for the Primary Election.
The update includes 169,338 ballots processed since Election Night. The total election results count is now 991,883 which is 17.43% of registered voters. Election results can be viewed on LAVOTE.GOV.
The estimated number of outstanding ballots to be processed is 506,050. See estimates below:
- Vote by Mail ballots (VBM): 500,000
- Conditional Voter Registration ballots: 5,500
- Provisional ballots: 300
- Misc. ballots*: 250
The majority of VBM ballots included in the estimate are those postmarked by Election Day and received on Wednesday (E+1), Thursday (E+2), and Friday (E+3), in addition to those returned at an Official Ballot Drop Box or at a Vote Center on Election Day.
The preliminary outstanding estimate released on Wednesday was based on VBM return trend analysis and early projections from Vote Center and Ballot Drop Box returns. As de-processing has occurred since Election Day, it is clear that participation using those return methods was significant in this election. Similarly, the number of ballots received through the mail this week shows a high rate of return leading up to and on Election Day. This trend of late returns is consistent with counties across the State.
The RR/CC will continue to accept Vote by Mail ballots that are postmarked by Election Day and received through Tuesday, June 14 (E+7). These ballots are not included in the estimate.
The RR/CC prioritizes the timely processing, verifying, and counting of outstanding ballots in the Official Election Canvass. The Official Election Canvass is a 30-day period where the RR/CC processes and verifies all outstanding ballots to ensure every eligible ballot cast by Election Day is counted.
The next post-election ballot count will be on Tuesday, June 14. The full schedule of election result updates can be viewed on the Canvass Update Schedule.
*Includes ballots that are damaged, need to be remade, or require further review