June 5 Election Facts and Key Dates

Just the Facts - June 5, 2012 Election


Number of registered voters:          


Number of permanent vote-by-mail voters:

56,614 (38.57%)

Total number of vote-by-mail ballots issued:

63,830(as of 5 p.m. 5/31/12)

Total number of vote-by-mail ballots returned:

17,740 (as of 5 p.m. 5/31/12)

Total number of undeliverable vote-by-mail ballots:


Number of polling places:


Number of mail ballot precincts:


Total precincts reporting Election Night:


Number of poll workers/election workers needed:


Number of different ballot styles:

27 x 8 versions = 216

Number of local measures on the ballot:   

4 (C, I, J, & K)

Number of State Propositions:

2 (Prop. 28 & 29)

Number of candidate contests on the ballot:         


Number of candidates:


County Sample Ballot Booklets Mailing Began:

May 7, 2012

State Voter Information Guide Mailing Began:

May 7, 2012

First day ballots mailed to military/overseas voters:

April 6, 2012

First day to mail vote-by-mail ballots:

May 7, 2012

Postage for returning vote-by-mail ballot:

varies = 45 to 65 cents

Voting in person in Santa Cruz or Watsonville:

May 7 to June 5, 2012

Logic and Accuracy Testing Begins:

May 14, 2012

Last Day to Register to Vote:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Begin processing returned vote-by-mail ballots: 

May 24, 2012

Last Day to request a ballot to be mailed to you:

May 29, 2012

Weekend Voting in Santa Cruz and Watsonville:

June 2 & 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Election Day - Polls and Elections office open

7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues, June 5, 2012



Results reporting

Results of vote-by-mail ballots returned before June 5 will be available shortly after 8 p.m. on election night. First report from precincts is expected at approximately 10:30 p.m. election night. Precinct results will be updated periodically until all ballots are returned from the polls. Results will be posted online at www.votescount.com

Canvass/audit of election begins:              

Wednesday, June 6, 8 a.m.

Random drawing of precincts for 1% manual tally:

Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m.

Deadline to certify election:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 5 p.m.

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