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Sentinel staff report–
Sacramento County elections officials report an estimated 120,644 ballots remain to be counted in the county, as of the most recent update posted Friday afternoon to the elections department’s website.
The county’s website shows a total of 374,755 ballots have been counted so far, with the next update slated for Tuesday at 4 p.m. There is a total of 873,203 registered voters in the county, meaning that after all ballots are counted, close to 500,000 ballots were cast in the Sept. 14 recall election.
Voters interested in finding out if their ballot has been counted yet can check online with just a few clicks, as Sacramento County and other counties have partnered with BallotTrax to allow voters to sign up for free text, voice or email alerts to track the status of their vote-by-mail ballot.
To sign up, voters can go to wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov and enter their first and last name, date of birth and zip code.
The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters previously confirmed with The Sentinel that ballots dropped off on Election Day will likely still show up as “not received” on the county’s website. Once a signature has been checked on a ballot envelope, the status will be updated.
Additional vote count updates are scheduled to continue being released each Tuesday and Friday, until election results are officially certified within a few weeks.
A two-minute overview of what happens to a ballot after elections officials receive it can be viewed in a Youtube video uploaded by The Sacramento Bee.
Those interested in watching the vote counting process in Sacramento County are able to so in person at any time, or watch online via a live-stream video feed. To see guidelines for election observers, visit elections.saccounty.net, or click here to view the 24/7 live video feed.
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