What’s on the ballot?
The California Governor Recall Election is on Tuesday, September 14. There will be two questions on the ballot that every eligible Californian can vote on:
- Do you want to recall the governor (remove him from office)?
- If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him?
If more than 50% of voters say “no” to the first question, the governor remains in office. If more than 50% of voters say “yes” to the first question, the person who gets the most votes on the second question becomes the governor.
How do I vote in the Recall Election?
Every registered voter in California will receive a ballot in the mail, about a month before the Tuesday, September 14 Recall Election. Register to Vote at registertovote.ca.gov. Don’t know if you’re registered to vote? Visit voterstatus.sos.ca.gov to check your registration status or register to vote.
The deadline to register for the Recall Election is Monday, August 30, 2021.
There are 3 ways to vote:
VOTE BY MAIL
You can fill it in and mail it back as soon as you receive it. No postage is needed. Mail your ballot back early because it must be postmarked by Election Day, Tuesday, September 14.
DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT
You can drop off your ballot at any voting location in your county. Some counties will also offer secure drop off locations. For details and locations check caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov. If you decide
to drop off your ballot, you must drop it off no later than 8 pm on Election Day, September 14.
VOTE IN PERSON
Your voting location may be different this year. In certain counties you can vote at any voting location. In other counties you must visit a special assigned voting location. Early voting, starting before Election Day, will be available in some locations.
At in-person voting locations you can:
- Vote in person.
- Drop off your completed ballot.
- Vote with an accessible voting machine.
- Get help and voting materials in multiple languages.
- Find your voting location at findmypollingplace.sos.ca.gov.