November 8, 2022 General Election
Pursuant to Elections Code 15150, elections officials shall conduct a semifinal official canvass by tabulating vote-by-mail and precinct ballots and compile the results. The semifinal official canvass shall commence immediately upon the close of the polls and shall continue without adjournment until all precincts are accounted for.
For every election, by the end of the night, after all voting precincts have reported back to our office, our office must report to the Secretary of State’s office, that all voting precinct ballots cast on election night (including mail ballot precincts) have been counted and reported. Therefore our last report to the Secretary of State’s office must indicate that the 80 voting precincts have been reported at 100%.
Pursuant to Elections Code 15151, the elections officials shall transmit the semifinal official results to the Secretary of State upon closing of the polls (8pm) but no later than 10pm. Thereafter, reports must be submitted on a two-hour basis until the semifinal official canvass is completed. When reporting to the Secretary of State our final end of night report MUST match the number of reportable precincts (80) before our semifinal official canvass can be considered completed and final.
Please be aware that the November 8, 2022, General Election results ARE NOT YET FINAL. There are many checks and balances when certifying the election results. The process of certifying election results, also known as the Official Canvass, is mandated by state law to make sure the public can have confidence in the integrity of the final results. Staff members are working very diligently on completing all tasks required to certify the election.
The California Elections Code requires that the official canvass begin no later than the Thursday following the election, that it be open to the public, and that it continue daily (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted) for not less than six hours each day until completed. The county elections officials must complete the official canvass no later than the 30th day after the election and submit a certified statement of the results of the election to the Secretary of State by the 31st day.
- General Election, November 8, 2022: California Secretary of State
- Official Voter Information Guide – California Secretary of State
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Campaign & Finance
Whether supporting a local bond measure or running for a statewide office, laws and regulations require that candidates and committees report campaign contributions and spending to ensure transparency and accountability for elections.
For State and Local candidates, visit the Fair Political Practices Commission.
For Federal candidates, visit the Federal Election Commission.
- California Secretary of State - CalAccess - Campaign Finance
- When to File Campaign Statements: State & Local Filing Schedules
- All FPPC Forms (ca.gov)
- All FPPC Manuals (ca.gov)
Candidates for City offices must contact the City Clerk: