Sept. 14, though local election offices must start sending out mail ballots by Aug. 16.
How Do You Vote?
Every registered voter will get a ballot in the mail. You can track your ballot — when it is mailed, when it’s received once you vote and when it’s counted — by signing up here.
What Will Be on the Ballot?
Two parts. The first requires a yes or no answer. It asks: “Shall GAVIN NEWSOM be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?”
A yes vote is against Newsom and is to kick him out of office. A no vote is for Newsom and to keep him as governor.
The second part allows you to pick one replacement candidate from a list. It says: “Candidates to succeed GAVIN NEWSOM as Governor if he is recalled:”
The list doesn’t include Newsom, so you can’t vote for him.
Who is Running to Replace Gov. Newsom?
Can You Write-in a Replacement Candidate?
Yes, and no. You can write in any name you want. But for your vote to count, it must be someone from the certified list. Write-in candidates have until Aug. 31 to file. Any write-in votes for Newsom also won’t be counted.
What Happens After the Election?
Do You Have to Vote on Both Parts?
No, you can vote on just one or the other — and your vote still counts. For example, you can vote against removing Newsom on the first question, but also skip choosing a potential replacement.
Will There Be Any State Measures on the Ballot?
Isn’t There an Election for Governor in 2022?
Yes, voters will pick someone for a full four-year term in November 2022. Newsom is already running.