Unprocessed Ballots Status

It typically takes weeks for counties to process and count all of the ballots. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying, auditing, and certification work (known as the official canvass).

Every active, registered voter was sent a vote-by-mail ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the county elections official no later than seven days after the election will be processed and can be counted. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter's registration status, verify each voter's signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election before the ballot can be counted.

Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots opens new window (processed similar to vote-by-mail ballots), conditional voter registration provisional ballots, and ballots that are damaged or cannot be machine-read and must be remade by elections officials.

The below Unprocessed Ballots Report features unofficial county updates on the number of outstanding ballots that still need to be processed during the official canvass. This information is required to be reported by county elections officials on the second day after Election Day and an updated report is required on each day the official publicly releases updated election results.

State law requires county elections officials to report final official results for presidential delegates to the Secretary of State by April 2, 2024, and all other state contests by April 5, 2024. The Secretary of State has until April 12, 2024, to certify the results of the election. For the most up-to-date vote counts before the statewide certified results are published, you may contact a county elections officeopens new window directly.

UBR

 
Estimated Unprocessed Ballots for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election
as of 4/4/24 5:47 p.m.**
County Total Number of Ballots Processed Ballots Voted at a Voting Location Vote-By-Mail Ballots Received on or Before Election Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots Received After Election Day Provisional Ballots Conditional
Voter
Registration
Ballots

Other*
Estimated
Total Ballots
Remaining
Last Report Next Results Expected
Alameda 330,304 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/29/24 4:36 PM COMPLETED
Alpine 440 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/21/24 2:56 PM COMPLETED
Amador 15,148 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/13/24 4:39 PM COMPLETED
Butte 56,022 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 11:48 AM COMPLETED
Calaveras 17,569 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 5:09 PM COMPLETED
Colusa 3,295 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/20/24 9:18 AM COMPLETED
Contra Costa 269,304 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 3:15 PM COMPLETED
Del Norte 6,121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/15/24 3:38 PM COMPLETED
El Dorado 66,957 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/21/24 4:23 PM COMPLETED
Fresno 156,425 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/1/24 11:53 AM COMPLETED
Glenn 6,095 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/14/24 12:30 PM COMPLETED
Humboldt 39,714 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/2/24 4:45 PM COMPLETED
Imperial 20,203 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/20/24 12:12 PM COMPLETED
Inyo 5,827 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/26/24 4:26 PM COMPLETED
Kern 124,100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/1/24 6:16 PM COMPLETED
Kings 18,371 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/28/24 8:20 AM COMPLETED
Lake 15,626 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/3/24 11:03 AM COMPLETED
Lassen 7,029 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/18/24 4:32 PM COMPLETED
Los Angeles 1,640,811 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/29/24 12:24 PM COMPLETED
Madera 27,609 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 10:38 AM COMPLETED
Marin 90,757 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/27/24 11:30 AM COMPLETED
Mariposa 6,226 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 12:02 PM COMPLETED
Mendocino 23,935 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/27/24 2:40 PM COMPLETED
Merced 39,969 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/28/24 2:20 PM COMPLETED
Modoc 2,768 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/2/24 4:19 PM COMPLETED
Mono 3,486 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/20/24 5:07 PM COMPLETED
Monterey 68,974 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 5:17 PM COMPLETED
Napa 37,872 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/28/24 12:09 PM COMPLETED
Nevada 39,579 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/27/24 12:57 PM COMPLETED
Orange 685,038 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 5:07 PM COMPLETED
Placer 135,869 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/1/24 4:55 PM COMPLETED
Plumas 6,914 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/21/24 2:34 PM COMPLETED
Riverside 409,269 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/4/24 4:21 PM COMPLETED
Sacramento 346,502 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/2/24 2:13 PM COMPLETED
San Benito 13,155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/27/24 5:33 PM COMPLETED
San Bernardino 305,853 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/29/24 1:32 PM COMPLETED
San Diego 704,068 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/4/24 12:28 PM COMPLETED
San Francisco 233,465 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/22/24 11:17 AM COMPLETED
San Joaquin 128,492 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/1/24 4:31 PM COMPLETED
San Luis Obispo 92,526 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/27/24 10:10 AM COMPLETED
San Mateo 174,122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/3/24 12:48 PM COMPLETED
Santa Barbara 100,160 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/25/24 8:28 AM COMPLETED
Santa Clara 383,110 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/2/24 5:34 PM COMPLETED
Santa Cruz 78,787 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/2/24 5:42 PM COMPLETED
Shasta 54,969 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/28/24 2:02 PM COMPLETED
Sierra 1,298 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/25/24 1:41 PM COMPLETED
Siskiyou 12,962 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/19/24 2:04 PM COMPLETED
Solano 91,814 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/28/24 11:39 AM COMPLETED
Sonoma 151,927 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/29/24 11:22 AM COMPLETED
Stanislaus 85,934 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/21/24 10:50 AM COMPLETED
Sutter 20,811 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/19/24 3:12 PM COMPLETED
Tehama 15,537 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/29/24 3:53 PM COMPLETED
Trinity 3,833 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/21/24 8:05 AM COMPLETED
Tulare 60,227 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/26/24 5:14 PM COMPLETED
Tuolumne 18,353 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/21/24 10:48 AM COMPLETED
Ventura 196,415 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4/2/24 10:06 AM COMPLETED
Yolo 52,598 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/21/24 5:02 PM COMPLETED
Yuba 15,187 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/28/24 9:33 AM COMPLETED
STATEWIDE 7,719,731 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 

* This category includes unprocessed ballots that are damaged or could not be machine-read and need to be remade, and ballots diverted by optical scanners for further review.

** Individuals should contact their county elections official for up-to-date vote results and information.