County of San Benito Clerk, Auditor & Recorder

Unprocessed Ballot Reports

The San Benito County Elections Department has a philosophy to get as many of the qualified ballots counted on Election Night as possible. The Election Staff and volunteers work hard in the weeks leading up to and through Election Day to prepare and count as much as possible on Election Night.

Over 74% of San Benito County voters Vote-by-Mail or are in a Mail Ballot only precinct. Many of Vote-by-Mail ballots arrive at the polls on Election Day. We do not have those ballots on site until well into the night on Election Day.  Additionally, starting with the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election, mailed ballots that were postmarked by election day, can be received up to three business days following the election.   Therefore, we do not even know how many ballots there are to be counted until after that date.  Every returned Vote-by-Mail ballot must have the voter’s signature verified, precinct sorted and the ballot is reviewed for electronic readability. This process can take several days and in some Elections even weeks.  To see if your ballot has been counted, please view our Ballot Status Lookup Page.

Lastly, there are many ballots which were voted provisionally in our office and at the polls.  San Benito County has a historical record of accepting over 98% of all provisional ballots.  These are the last ballots that we will work and process.

The Unprocessed Ballot Report will change over time, as qualified ballots arrive up to three business days after Election Day, and as we work through counting them.

Current Unprocessed Ballots for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election

  • Please come back on or after June 5, 2018 to view the status of our unprocessed ballots at that time.


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