Election Results Explained

All election results are unofficial until certified on Dec. 8.


  • The first set of unofficial election night results will appear shortly after 8 p.m., November 8, 2022.  They will include mail ballots received before Election Day, and vote center ballots from early voting between    October 29 - November 7.  They typically include votes for qualified write-in candidates, however for this election there are no qualified write-ins.. 
  • After the first unofficial report, election night updates will include vote center ballots cast on Election Day only. There will be no more updates to mail ballots on election night.
  • Once the vote centers close at 8 p.m. on election night, vote center ballots must be driven in from 217 vote centers across San Diego County.
  • Periodic election night result updates will continue throughout the night until all vote center ballots are reported. It may take the Registrar's office until 1 a.m. or later to tabulate all vote center ballots for the final unofficial election night results.
  • The next unofficial results update will be posted on the following schedule:
    • By 5 p.m., Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12
    • By 5 p.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday November 14 through November 18
    • Additional updates may occur at the discretion of the Registrar of Voters.
  • After election night, voter turnout percentage will increase as timely and validly cast ballots, including mail and provisional ballots, are added into the count.
  • Mail ballots postmarked on Election Day and received by the Registrar’s office by November 15 will be considered timely cast.
  • All results are unofficial until completion of the official canvass of the election on or before December 8, 2022.
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