Tutorial: Election Results
Election returns from past elections can usually be found at the websites of Secretary of State offices for state races, and at county voter registrar or election department offices for local races.
On election night, these same agencies post election returns online as they become available.
The election returns will be posted to special sections of these agencies' websites.
Use a search engine like Google to find the website for a Secretary of State's Office in a particular state or for a voter registrar's office or elections department in a particular county.
The National Association of Secretaries of State also has a website that lists the home pages of secretary of state offices around the country:
For statewide election results in California go to:
For local election results, here are links to some of the registrar of voters offices or elections departments in some San Francisco Bay Area counties:
- Alameda County Registrar of Voters
- Contra Costa County Elections Division
- San Francisco County Elections Department
- Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
About this Tutorial
This tutorial was originally written by Paul Grabowicz for students in his Computer Assisted Reporting class, and later modified for public use.
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