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Logic and Accuracy (L&A) Testing – (9/19/22 - 9/27/22) - This is the first major step in the election integrity process where we test approximately 230 individual pieces of equipment used in the election process. Below is the purpose and process:
Vote By Mail Ballot Processing (VBM) – (October 10 to November 18, 2022) - This is the first major step in receiving and processing ballots. Below is a description of the process:
Vote Centers and Election Day Observing – (October 29 - November 8, 2022) Below is a description of the process:
Election Night Procedures – (November 8, 2022) - After the polls close, results from the vote by mail ballots will be released at the office:
Post Election Canvass – (Beginning November 9, 2022) - Our official canvass of the vote, which includes processing all remaining ballots, researching provisional ballots, auditing the polls and conducting a manual tally of paper ballots cast (noted below) will continue until complete. Observers are encouraged throughout this entire process. Pursuant to Elections Code §15372, the elections official shall prepare a certified statement of the results of the election within 30 days of the election.