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Want to see if your vote-by-mail ballot got counted? Here’s how you can check online

Updated 5:41 p.m., Nov. 9
Sentinel staff report–
Wonder what happened to your vote-by-mail ballot after you put it in the mail or dropped it off? Under California Election law, you can check to see if your vote was counted if you voted by mail — and in Citrus Heights and Sacramento County, you can check online in less than a minute.

As of 4 p.m. Friday, election officials reported that approximately 259,000 ballots had been counted in Sacramento County, with an estimated 151,000 ballots remaining to be processed.

To check on the status of your vote-by-mail ballot in Sacramento County, follow these two steps:

  1. Visit the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections website.
  2. Select “registration” from the top menu and click “registration status,” or click here.
  3. Enter your house number, zip code and date of birth and click submit.

You will then be shown the current status of your ballot, as well as your voter history for prior elections.

In response to voters who questioned why their ballot status was listed as “not received” on Friday, Courtney Bailey-Kanelos, Sacramento County’s Registrar of Voters, confirmed with The Sentinel that many ballots dropped off on Election Day have not yet been counted and will show up as “not received” on the County’s website.

Additional vote count updates are scheduled to continue being released each Tuesday and Friday, until election results are officially certified on Dec. 6th.

Those in other counties can visit the Secretary of State’s website for links to each county’s website to check the status of your vote-by-mail ballot.