Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​February 27, 2020

​​​Contact: Voter Registration and Elections
(916) 875-6451


Manual Tally Scheduled for March 4

Public and media are invited to observe precinct selection and manual tally

​Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) will select the voting precincts to be included in the one percent manual tally for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election in accordance with California Election Code. Voting precincts will be selected at the VRE office.

The manual tally process validates the tabulation of ballots generated by the electronic voting equipment before certifying election results. 6 of the 608 voting precincts for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election will be selected. For each race not included in the one percent manual tally, an additional voting precinct with that contest will be tallied.

Members of the community interested in observing this process may contact Karen Startup at (916) 875-6365 or email​. The selection will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento, 95823. The manual tally will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2020. 

For more information, contact VRE at (916) 875-6451, email,  or by using the toll-free voter assistance hotline at (800) 762-8019. The hotline has the ability to connect voters with disabilities with TTY (Text Telephone).