Newsom Recall Ballots Have Been Mailed - Here's What Happen Next


California Gov. Newsom Starts A "Say No" To Recall Campaign In San Francisco

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With the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom a little under a month away, all 22 million registered California voters are set to receive their vote-by-mail ballot that will contain two important questions for the future of the Golden State:

Question 1: "Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?"

Question 2: "If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him?"

Voters have until Sept. 14th, 2021 to vote on the questions before them which will decide Newsom's political fate. Voters will be allowed to select a candidate to replace Newsom as Governor, even if they vote 'No' on the recall. If the first question receives less than 50% of the vote, Newsom will finish out the rest of his term and will be eligible to run for reelection in 2022.

If more than 50% of voters choose 'Yes' on the recall question, the candidate with the highest number of votes will replace Newsom for the remainder of his term.

How do I turn in my vote?

All registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the Sept. 14th, 2021 recall election. Ballots began going out this week and residents can expect to see them in their mailboxes soon. Voters can return their ballot by mail with prepaid postage so long as it's postmarked by Sept. 14th, 2021. Voters also have the option of dropping off their ballot at a voting location or their county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 14th, 2021.

Who's running for Governor?

  • Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder
  • Former Olympian, reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner
  • 2018 Republican nominee for governor John Cox
  • Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
  • Former congressman Doug Ose
  • State Representative Kevin Kiley 

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