Update on November 10, 2016 at 1:49 PM Per Sandy Sjoberg, Nevada County Assistant Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters:

The total of remaining ballots to be processed for Nevada County is 24,389. The breakdown is as follows.

  • Vote-by-Mail ballots: 20,381
  • Provisional Ballots: 2,012
  • Voted but not Scanned 245
  • Damaged ballots to be duplicated 1,593
  • Challenged Ballots  158

Challenged ballots are ballots where the signatures don’t match the record on file, or arrived in wrong or canceled envelopes. These ballots are challenged by the Elections Office and will be researched/verified by staff.

The Elections Office will release an updated results on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.

NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 10, 2016 – At least 18,920 vote-by-mail (VBM) and 1,582 provisional ballots remain to be processed in Nevada County. This number is expected to go up further with additional VBM ballots still arriving.

According to Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office: “State law as of 2014 requires that vote-by-mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day and received by county elections officials no later than 3 days after Election Day must be processed. The third day after this election is Friday November 11—which is Veterans Day, a federal holiday. Therefore, the deadline for counties to receive VBM ballots, which were postmarked on or before Election Day, is Monday, November 14.”

On election night Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Greg Diaz stated his office will provide an update on Monday. Subsequent updates are yet to be announced.

The outcome of Measures A and B could change with these additional ballots.

Measure A, the library sales tax measure, needs a two thirds affirmative vote to pass – 66.66%. Measure B, requesting approval to issue up to $47 million in bonds, needs a 55% approval.

Secretary of State: California Vote Counting—What To Expect

County elections officials have up to 30 days after Election Day to complete their extensive tallying, auditing, and certification work (known as the “official canvass”). The frequency of updated results varies by county.

County elections officials must report their final results to the Secretary of State for presidential electors by December 6, 2016 and all other offices by December 9, 2016. The Secretary of State will certify the results of the presidential electors to the Governor by December 10, 2016, and will certify the results of all other offices by December 16, 2016.

California’s county elections officials have already processed and counted 9.96 million ballots from the November 8, 2016 General Election. County elections officials report to the Secretary of State’s office estimates of the number of outstanding ballots they still have to process. This first unprocessed ballots report will be published Thursday, November 10, 2016 at: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/unprocessed-ballots-status/

Provisional Ballots

In California, provisional ballots serve as a fail-safe method of ensuring all voters who show up to the polls can cast a ballot.

All provisional ballots are carefully checked by county elections officials to confirm that the person who voted provisionally is both registered and that they did not cast a ballot by mail or at another polling location on Election Day.