Placer County Elections will begin posting semi-official results for all contests in the current election around 8:10 p.m. – just after the closing of the polls. This first report includes vote-by-mail ballots returned and counted so far. We will follow up with a second report around 9:30 p.m. as results from vote centers are received at the Election Office. New reports will be posted at approximately 30-minute intervals until results are in from all vote centers.
The last report of vote totals on Election Night is only a semi-official report. It is not issued until all ballots cast or dropped off at vote centers have been received at the Elections Office in Rocklin. This could happen anytime between midnight and 2:00 a.m.
The Statement of Vote contains the final, official election results for Placer County and is issued at the close of the Official Canvass within 30 days of the election. The Statement of Vote includes thousands of additional votes not processed on Election Night, mostly from vote-by-mail ballots.
Placer County’s Election Tracker is an interactive page to view more complete data than what appears on our Election Results page. It lets you customize which contests you want to follow, allowing you to focus on the candidates and measures that matter to you.
- To see all results in the Election Tracker, click “View Election Summary” on the left.
- To choose specific contests to focus on, click “View Contest Results” on the right. Select the check mark next to each contest you want to follow then click the “Follow Selected Contests” button below the list. This will bring up a list containing only the contests you selected.
Don’t forget to refresh your web browser periodically to view the most recent results. There are a few ways to do this:
- Click the Refresh (or Reload) button in your web browser’s toolbar.
- Right click an empty area on the page with your mouse and select Refresh (or Reload).
- Use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+R.
View Full Details
Under each contest, you can press the red “View Full Details” button to see more details and filter the results by voting precincts and county districts.
- To filter by precincts, find the section in the left labeled List of Precincts for this Contest. Select the check mark next to each precinct you want included in the results then click the blue “Filter Data” button. You can use the “Select All” check mark to toggle between all and none selected.
- To filter by districts, find the section in the bottom left labeled List of Districts for this Contest. Follow the same steps as for precincts.
We hope you find the Election Tracker a helpful and interesting addition to election results reporting for Placer County!
If you would like to compare current statistics with prior election years, look for the prior election on the Past Elections page. Several documents pertaining to election results are listed under each election’s Statement of Vote section. You can compare turnout, voter and party registration, candidates, and vote totals. Election results are available as far back as 1976.
Official Canvass Period
See main page: What Happens After the Election?
Placer County’s election results are finalized upon the completion of the Official Canvass. The canvass period is an internal audit required by state law to ensure the accuracy of election results and must be completed within 30 days of the election. The canvass must begin no later than the first Thursday after Election Day and continue daily—excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays—until it is completed. Canvass procedures are covered in Division 15 of California Elections Code.
The canvass concludes with the certification and issuance of official election results, called the Statement of Vote. Once the results are certified, you may view or download the Statement of Vote documents on the Current Elections page.
All our election processes are transparent and open to the public. We encourage anyone interested to stop by our office or any vote center to see the election in action. Observers must comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Electioneering is prohibited within 100 feet of a voting location.