While the election is over for the majority of Sacramentans who cast their ballot Tuesday, the tedious work of counting and verifying vote-by-mail and provisional ballots continues.
Workers at the Sacramento County Elections Office, located on 65th Street, are processing the estimated 193,000 ballots left to verify and process, according to a news release.
Of those, 162,000 are vote-by-mail ballots, and 31,000 are polling place provisional ballots, according to the elections office. There are more vote-by-mail ballots than ever before, said Campaign Services Manager Brad Buyse. (The 2008 election saw 55,000 vote-by-mail ballots—a record for the time.)
The next ballot count update will be available Friday at 3 p.m. here.
While at the Elections Office Tuesday night awaiting results, we snapped some photos of workers counting and processing ballots. During election season, the office goes from 38 full-time employees to up to 2,400 throughout the county on Election Day, Buyse said.