Article 2. Processing Vote By Mail Ballots And Mail Ballot Precinct Ballots of California Elections Code >> Division 15. >> Chapter 4. >> Article 2.

Vote by mail ballots and mail ballot precinct ballots returned to the elections office and to the polls on election day that are not included in the semifinal official canvass phase of the election shall be processed and counted during the official canvass in the manner prescribed by Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 15100) and pursuant to the requirements of Section 3019.
For any statewide election or special election to fill a vacancy in a congressional or legislative office, votes cast by vote by mail ballot and votes cast at the polling place shall be tabulated by precinct.