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Recall Election on September 14, 2021: Make your voice heard

On September 14, California will hold a recall election to decide if Governor Newsom continues to lead the state or loses his job. This election comes at a critical time in our history as we recover from a devastating pandemic. The stakes are high. You and your community deserve to have a say in the outcome.

Your vote is your voice. Many of us are vaccinated and we are continuing the reopening process, but this election will look very different from elections before the pandemic. We want to give you some info to help you vote safely and have your voice heard!


I’m confused. California will have an election for Governor in 2022. Why are we having an election now?

People obtained a sufficient number of signatures on a petition to cause Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California, to be the subject of a recall election. This means Californians will get to decide to either keep Gavin Newsom as our governor by voting NO on the recall or voting YES on the recall to remove him from office and replace him with a new governor.

There will be two questions on the ballot:
(1)The first will ask whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled from the office of governor. You can either choose YES or NO.
(2) The second question will ask who should replace Newsom *if* he is recalled. There will be a list of candidates to choose from. Governor Newsom will not be included in this list. You do not have to vote on the second question. You can leave it blank.

What does it mean if I vote YES on the recall?
Voting YES on the recall means you want to remove Gavin Newsom from the office of Governor. 

Why do some people support the recall?
Supporters of the recall have listed some of the following reasons to recall Governor Newsom:

  • He has imposed sanctuary state status and fails to enforce immigration laws.
  • Laws he endorsed favor foreign nationals, in our country illegally, over that of our own citizens.

Who recommends voting YES on the recall?
California Republican Party
Republican National Committee
Boyett Petroleum
Mike Huckabee
Newt Gingrich
The Lincoln Club of Orange County
Chamath Palihapitiya


What does voting NO mean?
Voting NO on the recall means you want to keep Gavin Newsom as California’s governor until the regular governor’s election in 2022.

Why are some people against the recall?
Opponents of the recall have listed some of the following reasons:

  • The recall will cost California taxpayers 81 million dollars
  • It is being pushed by political extremists supporting President Trump’s hateful attacks on California

Who recommends voting NO on the recall?
Environmental Health and Justice Campaign
California Democratic Party
California Environmental Justice Alliance
Dolores Huerta
Senator Bernie Sanders
Stacey Abrams
Senator Elizabeth Warren 

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How to vote:

  • Mail-in Ballot: If you are registered to vote and your information is up to date, you will receive your ballot in the mail the week of August 16, 2021. To check your registration status, click here. To learn more, click here
  • Ballot Drop-off Locations: You can drop your ballot off from August 17 – September 14. To find ballot drop-off locations, click here
  • In-person voting: You can vote in-person from September 11 – September 14. To find in-person voting locations, click here.
  • Register to Vote: Monday, August 30, 2021, is the last day you can register to vote in this election. To register to vote, click here.

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