Tutorial: Election Results
Election returns from past elections can usually be found at the websites of a Secretary of State for state races, and at the websites of a county voter registrar or a county election department for local races.
On election night, these same agencies post election returns on special sections of their websites as the returns come in.
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:
Current Secretaries of State
For statewide election results in California go to:
California Secretary of State – Elections
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:
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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