The Department of Elections Releases Preliminary Results Report #7 and Update on the Number of Ballots Left to Count for the March 5, 2024, Consolidated Presidential Primary Election

March 09, 2024

Department of Elections

City and County of San Francisco 

John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Saturday, March 9, 2024 – Today, the Department of Elections issued the seventh preliminary election results reports of votes cast in the March 5, 2024, Consolidated Presidential Primary Election.

Today’s preliminary results report includes 22,898 vote-by-mail ballots counted since the previous results report issued yesterday.  Today’s preliminary results report includes votes from approximately 45,796 ballot cards since the ballot is comprised of two cards.   

The Department must still process and count approximately 16,400 ballots. This estimate includes: 

Vote-by-mail ballots (received by mail, at drop boxes, and at polling places): 8,900

Provisional ballots (cast at polling places and the City Hall Voting Center): 7,500

Department personnel will process ballots until 6 p.m. tonight. 

On Sunday, March 10, the Department will be closed and will not issue preliminary results reports or an estimate of the remaining ballots to count. 

On Monday, March 11, ballot processing will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ballot processing is open to public observation in-person and via livestream at

When the Department issues preliminary results reports, Director John Arntz will be available to respond to questions from members of the public and the media outside of Room 48 in City Hall. 


Department of Elections

City and County of San Francisco

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, 

City Hall, Room 48

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554-4375