Current Recall Efforts

Governor Gavin Newsom

Status of the Recall Effort

On July 1, 2021 Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis ordered that a statewide election be held on September 14, 2021 to determine whether Governor Gavin Newsom shall be recalled, and if the majority vote on the question is to recall, to elect a successor.

Statewide Information Regarding the Gubernatorial Recall Election

The California Secretary of State website is a great resource for answers to questions regarding the recall:

Local Information Regarding the Gubernatorial Recall Election

San Luis Obispo County information regarding the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election may be found here.


Lucia Mar Unified School District

The County of San Luis Obispo received notices of intention to recall the following three members of the Lucia Mar Unified School District (LMUSD) Governing Board Members. Proponents were notified May 28, 2021 that the form and wording of the proposed recall petitions meet the requirements of Elections Code Division 11, Chapter 1.

  • Colleen Martin, Trustee Area 2
  • Dee Santos, Trustee Area 4
  • Donald Stewart, Trustee Area 4

NOTE: Difference in Signature Withdrawal Process (vs. State Recalls)

Per Elections Code section 11303, a voter who has signed a recall petition for a local officer but now wishes to have their signature withdrawn from the recall petition, must file a written request with our office prior to the filing of the recall petition bearing their signature:


A voter who has signed a recall petition shall have his or her signature withdrawn from the petition upon filing a written request that includes the voter’s name, residence address, and signature with the elections official prior to the day the petition section bearing the voter’s signature is filed. A written request made under this section shall not constitute a petition or paper for purposes of Section 104.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 731, Sec. 7. (AB 1535) Effective January 1, 2016.)


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