SWLAW Blog | Future Students
September 9, 2021
#BisonVote - 2021 California Recall Election
Vote by Tuesday, September 14, 2021!
Confused over the upcoming recall election? Or, about the two-question ballot? Or, who the candidates even are? We get it. The California recall election on September 14th is not only unique but also extremely important.
BisonVote is here for you, and we’re answering the following questions:
- What two questions are on my ballot?
- Who are the 46 candidates?
- What does my vote do?
- What are the deadlines?
- How do I send back my vote?
What are the two questions on my ballot?
1) Should Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed from the office of Governor)?
2) If he is removed, who should replace him as Governor?
Who are the 46 candidates?
See the full list of candidates here.
Click here for an overview of the candidates and more info about their key messages.
What does my vote do?
If you vote NO:
If more than half of voters choose “no” on the recall question, Newsom remains in office.
If you vote YES:
What are the deadlines?
August 30, 2021, was the deadline to register and receive a mail ballot for the recall.
If you missed the August 30th deadline, eligible citizens may use the conditional registration process all the way through Election Day, available only at the County Registrar of Voters offices or a polling place to register and vote.
How do I send back my vote?
You can put your ballot envelope into the mail with no stamp required, although it must be postmarked by September 14th to be counted.