Imperial County November General Election Update - November 7
On November 8, 2018 the Imperial County Registrar of Voters will issue another "Unofficial Election Results" update on the Registrar's website at www.co.imperial.ca.us/regvoters for the November 6, 2018 Primary Election. The unofficial update will include all polling place voters and an undetermined number of vote-by-mail ballots received on or before Election Day. This will not be a final tally of all ballots.
As of today, there are approximately 8,800 unprocessed vote-by-mail ballots, including an undetermined number of vote-by-mail ballots postmarked by November 6, 2018 not yet received by the Registrar's office. These postmarked ballots must be received by the Registrar's office by 5:00 p.m. on November 9, 2018. Furthermore, the Registrar's office anticipates receiving additional ballots that were deposited to outside counties.
The unprocessed vote-by-mail ballots does not include an undetermined number of provisional ballots. Provisional ballots are counted after all voter rosters are reviewed and the voter's history is applied to the voter's record. The procedure for tallying provisional ballots is just as lengthy as processing vote-by-mail ballots, but require some additional steps to take. This process includes:
- Staff members work one precinct at a time and one provisional envelope at a time;
- Each voter of a provisional ballot must be located on the Election Management System (EMS) identified by name, address and/or birthdate. Updates to changed addresses are made at this time;
- Signatures are validated through the EMS; and
- Provisional ballots are crossed referenced to precinct voter rosters to ensure multiple ballots were not cast.
The Registrar's staff will continue to work diligently to complete the election canvassing process and update the public of results in a timely manner. The Registrar's office wishes to thank the public for their patience as they continue to conduct canvassing for this election.
For further information, contact the Registrar of Voters' office at (442) 265-1060.