2020 General Election Update – Record Breaking Voter Turnout at 83%

November 5, 2020

Total votes cast in Yolo County reached a record high – 99,576. This equates to an approximate 83% voter turnout. “Over the past 30 years, we have hovered around a 76% registered voter turnout for Presidential elections, so these numbers are historic” says Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters.  “Staff has been busy processing the very high volume of Election Day Vote-by-Mail submittals that were returned via Ballot Drop Box and the Voter Assistance Centers in order to report accurate election results as soon as possible. We appreciate the public’s patience while we work diligently to ensure every eligible vote is counted.”

As of Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., the grand total of ballots remaining to be processed is 37,988 ballots. A detailed breakdown of the ballots remaining to be processed is provided below:

Vote-by-Mail Ballots (Includes ballots forwarded from other counties)

  • 35,684

Provisional Ballots

  • 222

Conditional Voter Registration Provisional Ballots

  • 1,518

Other (Includes unprocessed ballots that require further review or are damaged and need to be remade)

  • 384

Total Ballots

  • 37,988

Please note these figures are estimates and are subject to change due to the fact that the Elections Office is still receiving Vote-by-Mail ballots returned via the USPS and postmarked by Election Day (November 3, 2020) as well as Yolo County Vote-by-Mail ballots received by other counties that are being sent to us for processing. These ballots will be processed during the canvass period.

Yolo County Elections will provide unofficial election results every Friday at 4:00 p.m. (beginning this Friday, November 6, 2020) during the canvass period until the election is certified. Election results are available here: https://www.yoloelections.org/election-returns.

We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: @YoloACE, Instagram: @YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date election results as soon as they become available.

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