How will the recall election take place?
All registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Though everyone will have an opportunity to vote by mail, there will also be in-person voting locations for those who prefer voting at a polling place.
For this election, every active registered voter will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot. Anyone who was registered to vote in California by July 16, 2021 will automatically be senta ballot in the mail starting on August 16, 2021.
Once you complete your ballot, you can mail it, or turn it in at your County Registrar of Voters, at a designated mail ballot drop-off site, or at an in-person voting site. There will be limited in-person voting sites located throughout your county.
How does mail voting work?
Voting by mail is easy, efficient, and will allow us to vote from the safety of our homes. Mail ballots will be sent to the address you registered to vote from starting on August 16. Once you fill out your ballot, you have several options to turn it in:
- You can send in your ballot by mail. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before September 14, 2021. No stamps are required to mail in your ballot. Make sure to date and sign your ballot so that it is counted.
Your ballot can also be dropped off at your County Registrar of Voters until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, September 14.
Lastly, you can turn in your ballot at any polling location until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, September 14.
If you're mailing your ballot and want it to be counted by Election Day, make sure to allow extra time (about two weeks) for it to be received.
How will I know if my mail ballot is received?
Sending in your mail ballot is very safe. You can sign up to receive alerts as your mail ballot is processed. To sign up to track when your ballot is mailed, received, and counted, go here: california.ballottrax.net/voter
Can I still vote in-person?
- Yes! To find a list of early voting sites, go here: caearlyvoting.sos.ca.gov.
What if I'm not registered to vote?
If you aren’t registered to vote yet, you can still register to participate in this important election. Go to registertovote.ca.gov to register today or to check your registration status. In California, you can register to vote up until Election Day at any polling place or at your County Registrar of Voters.
How can I contact my County Registrar of Voters?
Check out your County Registrar’s website here:
This year, you will be able to vote from anywhere! Even if you’re not at the polling location you are normally assigned to you, you can go up to any polling location in your county, and vote in this special election. Polls will be open on Tuesday, September 14 until 8:00 p.m. Remember, as long as you’re in line by 8:00 p.m. they must extend the deadline and let you vote! To find a list of in-person voting locations for Election Day, click here.