California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election will take place on September 14 and every resident who is registered to vote will receive a ballot by mail (mailing started mid-August).
There are two parts to the ballot — selecting “yes” or “no” to remove Gov. Newsom, and selecting an alternative candidate. If the majority of the voters answer “yes,” then the recall will be considered successful, and Governor Newsom will be removed from office. The candidate who receives the most votes will then be elected to office for the remainder of the term (through January 2, 2023).
Traditional polling places will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ballot drop boxes are now available at the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.