September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election

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9/14/2021 Special Recall


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Understanding the 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Like any statewide election, eligible Californians will have the opportunity to cast a ballot and make their voices heard.

  • All active registered California voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the September 14, 2021 recall election. We began mailing ballots August 16, 2021.
  • The recall ballot will ask two questions: 1) Do you want to recall Governor Newsom? and 2) If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him?
    • If 50% or more vote NO, the governor will remain in office.
    • If more than 50% vote YES, the governor will be removed from office and the person with the most votes will replace him.
  • You may choose to vote on only the recall question or only a replacement candidate, and your ballot will still be counted.
  • All votes on all valid ballots are counted. In other words, if you vote NO on the recall question and vote for a replacement candidate, both votes will be counted. A vote for a replacement candidate does not imply a YES vote on the recall question.

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You may use our Voter Status Lookup to see if you are registered to vote in the County of San Luis Obispo.

Please call the Elections Office at (805) 781-5228 to receive an explanation of your options.

You must complete a new voter registration to change your name.

Please see our voter registration service page for more information.

The last day to register to vote in the September 14, 2021 election is August 30, 2021.For a registration to be valid for this election, the registration form must be received in our office by August 30, 2021, either online or in person, or if mailed, it must be postmarked no later than that date. Register as soon as possible to ensure you receive election information on time.

Please give us a call at (805) 781-5228 for assistance. Thank you!