Voters receive the status of their ballot by signing up for BallotTrax on the Secretary of State’s website.  BallotTrax status messages use language from the Secretary of State and all counties’ voters receive the same messages.  When voters vote at polling places, they check-in using an electronic roster, which sends a message to BallotTrax, and BallotTrax sends the voter a status message.  In San Bernardino County, polling place ballots are counted once they are returned to the Registrar of Voters’ office on Election Night, not at the polling place.