First election results are in for Placer County

Published on Nov. 8, 2022

The voting precinct polls have officially closed in Placer County with nearly 49,000 mail-in and early voting ballots counted of the approximately 100,000 received so far.

Mail-in and early/voting ballots received account for about 17.55% of the total 279,058 registered voters in Placer County.

Full results are posted on Placer County’s election website here.

As ballots from polling sites arrive and are counted at the Placer County Elections Office in Auburn, results will be updated starting at about 10 p.m. until in-person ballots from all polling places have arrived and been counted. Final, certified results - including provisional ballots needing verification and eligible mail-in ballots not yet received - will be posted within 30 days.

During the canvass, vote-by-mail, same-day registration and provisional ballots not counted on election night are researched to validate eligibility. 

A manual hand count is conducted consisting of all contests on the ballots selected randomly tomorrow morning and balanced against the computer counts to verify the accuracy of the election tally system. 

Election officials are also responsible for preparing the county’s official ballot statement, listing the exact number of voted ballots, write-ins, unused ballots, spoiled ballots, roster signatures and more. The canvass concludes with the certification and issuance of official election results.