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Election Night Reporting Manual (PDF)
Overview of Election Night Reporting
The Sangamon County Clerk’s office uses an online tool called Election Night Reporting (ENR) to display election results on a website. The website provides visitors with a graphical view of in-depth county results. Web visitors are presented with a breakdown of votes received for a candidate by contest and totals by vote type. Maps illustrate the precincts which have reported, voter turnout, and results by precinct. Users can customize their view by bookmarking specific contests and building “My Favorite Races” page. Downloadable reports and custom filtering are available. The site contains search capabilities and uses a responsive design to fit the size of the user's viewing screen.
When and How Often Will the Results Be Updated?
Election judges at the county’s individual voting sites will begin bringing their results directly to the clerk’s office after polls close and all voters in line at 7 p.m. have been served. Website totals will be updated as new numbers become available.
Totals for Early and Vote by Mail voting will be added immediately after the polls close election night. Election Day totals from the polls will be posted throughout the evening.
Write-in vote totals are posted on the clerk’s website at the end of the evening.
How Do I Navigate Election Night Reporting?
The following topics provide an overview of how to navigate the ENR tool, including the:
- Site Synopsis
- Time Stamp
- Navigation Categories
- My Favorite Races
- Contest Detail
- Sidebar Display
- Social Media
The header appears at the top of the page, regardless of which page or tab is selected. It includes:
- Search area
- Election Name
- Clickable tabs to navigate through results and information specific to election
- Races by party and referenda
This landing page will display a list of all contests for the election. Scrolling down the page will reveal all contests.
- My Favorite Races
- Specific races bookmarked to watch
- Voter turnout by map and numerical charts
My Favorite Races
The My Favorite Races Tab contains specific contests that have selected. The favorites page will not contain any races, until at least one race has been selected to appear on this page.
Favorite races can be built by returning to the Results Tab and selecting the star symbol beside the contest name. When a favorite is selected, the star will turn yellow, and the contest will be placed in the My Favorite Races Tab.
Click on any contest title to see percentage and total number of votes for each candidate.
Click on “View Contest Details” to see:
- Color-coded precinct map of reported totals
- Percentage of votes in numeric or bar chart format
- Percentage of votes by precinct
- Ballots sorted by type (early, by mail, or Election Day) under “Vote Type.”
Additionally, when hovering over the precincts on the map, results from each precinct will appear.
The Sidebar Area appears on the right hand side of the page, regardless of which page or tab is selected. Information contained in the side bar includes:
- Number of contests.
- Voter turnout percentage
- Based on the ratio of active registered voters to ballots cast
In Turnout, viewers will find a color-coded precinct map showing percentages, a number representing the general turnout percentage, and a precinct list showing number of ballots cast, registered voters, and voter turnout.
Click on the Filter icon to select a township or precinct from the drop-down menu and view the results for contests for the specific township or precinct selected.
When clicking the Share icon, the election results can be shared with social accounts. The yellow email icon will open up the web visitor's default email account, so that the election link can be shared with the desired recipient.
Viewing on Election Night
Voters and interested parties are urged to visit our Election Results page before Election Day to become familiar with the site’s features. On election night, web visitors should click their browser’s refresh button after they enter the results page to ensure the most recent numbers are being viewed.
Per Illinois election law, results will not be final until 14 days after the election. This allows for any late-arriving voted by mail ballots and the processing of provisional ballots.