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California Gubernatorial Recall Election

September 14, 2021

For the first time in nearly 20 years, California will hold an election that asks voters if they want to remove its Governor from office.


Why is California having a recall election?

In California, any elected officer can be recalled (a.k.a. removed from office).
June 10, 2020 - The Secretary of State's Office (SOS) approved petitions for circulation for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.
April 26, 2021 - SOS announced the number of valid signatures needed was reached.
July 1, 2021 - After SOS's official certification, the California Lieutenant Governor called a recall election.
September 14, 2021 - California Gubernatorial Recall Election will be held!

How do I participate?

The California Recall election will be run like most statewide elections.

Step 1


Check your voter status and make sure your information is up-to-date.




Step 2


Register to vote if you aren't already or if your address has changed.



Step 3


Vote September 14, 2021 and follow your official election source for news and updates!


What will the recall ballot say?

The ballot will ask two questions that will be counted independently.


Question #1

Do you want to recall the governor?

If more than 50% vote "Yes", then the governor WILL be recalled.
If more than 50% vote "No", then the governor will NOT be recalled.
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Question #2

Who do you want to replace with?

If the governor IS recalled, whoever gets the most votes would win.

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For updates and official news about the gubernatorial recall, go to your official election source -
the California Secretary of State or your County Elections Office.



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