The California Gubernatorial Recall Election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Recall ballots have two parts. In the first part, voters have the option to vote “yes” or “no” to the question of whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. In the second part, voters have an opportunity to select a replacement candidate.
If more than 50% of voters vote to recall the governor, then the replacement candidate with the most votes will be elected.
All registered voters should have already received a vote-by-mail ballot. Completed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the Marin County Elections Department by Sept. 21. If you prefer, you can hand-deliver your voted ballot to a ballot drop box at the Marin Civic Center. If you make a mistake or lose your ballot, call the Elections Department at 415-473-6456.
Eligible citizens who are not yet registered to vote can still participate in Tuesday’s election by following the Conditional Voter Registration process.
You can also vote in person on Sept. 14. Take your vote-by-mail ballot and the return envelope with you and ask for a polling place ballot. Even if you do not have your vote-by-mail ballot and the return envelope, you can vote a provisional ballot.
You can check the status of your voter registration and find your polling place at the Marin County Voter Information Portal. You can track when your ballot was mailed, received, and counted at Where’s My Ballot.