September 02, 2021

Important Information on the California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Dear Neighbor,

As you may know, California will be conducting a recall election on September 14th. This election will determine who our governor will be through 2022 and will cost the state of California $276 million, according to the State Finance Department, so I strongly encourage you to participate.

Below is important information about your ballot and polling locations. To find out more, follow the link to the California Secretary of State website -

  • All California active registered voters should have received a vote-by-mail ballot by now.

  • The recall ballot asks two questions: 1) Do you want to recall Governor Newsom? and 2) If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him?
    • If 50% or more vote NO on question 1, the governor would remain in office.
    • If more than 50% vote YES on question 1, the governor would be removed from office and the person with the most votes on question 2 would replace him.

  • Voters can vote on either one or both parts of the recall ballot.

  • There are several safe ballot return options available:
    • return by mail, no postage required; must be postmarked by Election Day;
    • drop off at a secure ballot drop box;
    • drop off at a Vote Center; or
    • drop off to the county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on September 14, 2021.
In-person voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance to those who need it beginning Saturday, September 4. 
Again, this election will determine who our governor will be through 2022. I strongly urge you to participate.


RepMike Levin