Election night results are semifinal official canvass results and should not be considered final official results. Election results updates are time stamped. Check the time stamp carefully each time you view the results. If results are not updating, it may be necessary to "Reload or Refresh" the page.
Counting votes does not end on Election Night. The RR/CC makes sure all ballots cast are counted. After Election Night, there are thousands of ballots that need to be counted, including Vote by Mail ballots received on Election Day, provisional ballots, write-in ballots and damaged ballots. These ballots are counted during the 30-day period known as the Official Election Canvass. Ballots require additional review to verify voters are eligible to vote and write-in ballots were cast for qualified candidates.
California state law requires the RR/CC to complete and certify results within 30 days. This provision of the law recognizes the complexity of completing the ballot count and conducting a thorough audit of the election results to ensure accuracy.
The RR/CC realizes it is difficult for candidates/campaigns involved in close contests to wait for results of the election. The legally mandated processes described above are utilized to guarantee that every vote is counted and included in the official final election returns.
For more information, you can contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at (800) 815-2666 or the City Clerk’s office at (562) 694-6302, during the City’s normal business hours.