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Monterey County Elections Results Reporting Schedule


Election Night Results Reporting

The first reporting time is scheduled for 8:15 p.m.  This time may vary depending on the time poll workers confirm that there are no more voters.  In high turnout elections, the first report may be delayed. 




8:15 p.m.

Vote by Mail and Mail Ballot Precinct, includes:

  1. Permanent vote by mail voters
  2. Military and overseas
  3. Special mail
  4. Early Voting
  5. Mail Ballot Precinct voters (with no physical polling place)

10:00 p.m.

1st Cumulative Report, includes:

  1. Vote by Mail
  2. Mail Ballot Precinct
  3. Polling Place results that have arrived to the Central location prior to 9:30 p.m.

11:00 p.m.

2nd Cumulative Report

12:00 a.m.

3rd Cumulative Report

1:00 a.m.

Hourly throughout the night until 100% of the Polling Places/Precincts have been reported



28-Day Canvass Results Reporting


After Election Day, updated reports will be issued according to the schedule below. 


Ballots counted and reported during the 28-day canvass period, includes:

  1. Vote by mail ballots received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
  2. Provisional ballots cast at the polls
  3. Damaged ballots that could not be counted by the machines




First Friday following Election (E+3)

Remaining Vote by Mail and Mail Ballot Precinct ballots received up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Night but not included in the first report

Second Friday (E+10)

Remaining Vote by Mail (if necessary), Provisional and Duplicates

Third Friday (E+17)

Remaining Provisional and Duplicates (if necessary)

Final Certification (E+28 or sooner)

Final Results, listed by precinct, broken down by vote by mail and polling place results, includes all valid write-in votes




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