California Gubernatorial Recall Election Orange County Voting Guide.
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is facing a Recall Election on Tuesday September 14 2021.
To qualify a recall of the Governor for the ballot, proponents need a minimum of 1,495,709 valid petition signatures.
This is equal to 12 percent of the votes cast for the office of Governor in 2018, which is the last time the office was on the ballot.
Signatures from at least 5 counties must each equal 1 percent of the total number of votes cast in the last election for Governor in the county. (Cal. Const., art. II, § 14(b)) The total number of votes cast for Governor in the 2018 election was 12,464,235.
California Recall Petitioners state that, “Governor Newsom has implemented laws which are detrimental to the citizens of this state and our way of life…”
California Gubernatorial Recall Election ballot will have two parts.
Voters can vote on either one or both parts of the recall ballot.
A voter can vote “no” to the question of removing the current elected officer from office and also select a replacement candidate.
Recall Election Ballot Part 1
There will be a recall question presented on the ballot: “Shall GAVIN NEWSOM be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?
Recall Election Ballot Part 2
Following that recall question, all qualified replacement candidates for the office of governor will be listed.
The Certified List of Write-in Candidates will be available on September 3 2021.
California Gubernatorial Recall Election Possible Outcomes
If a majority of the votes on the recall question are “Yes,” Governor Newsom shall be removed from office and the replacement candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected for the remainder of the governor’s term of office (ending January 2, 2023).
If one-half or more of the votes on the recall question are “No,” Governor Newsom shall remain in office.
All Active Registered Voters will Automatically Receive a Vote-By- Mail Ballot
Ballots Must Be Postmarked By Tuesday September 14 2021
Ballots May Be returned at a Secure Ballot Drop Box
Must be Deposited by 8:00pm on Tuesday September 14 2021
Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.
Voting Center Hours
Tuesday September 14 2021: 7:00am-8:00pm
Dana Point Voting Center open on Saturday September 11 2021 thru Tuesday September 14 2021
Dana Point Community Center is located at 34052 Del Obispo Street
Laguna Beach Voting Center open on Saturday September 11 2021 thru Tuesday September 14 2021
Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center is located at 380 3rd Street
San Clemente Voting Center open on Saturday September 4 2021 thru Tuesday September 14 2021
San Clemente Aquatic Center is located at 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Juan Capistrano Voting Center open on Saturday September 4 2021 thru Tuesday September 14 2021
San Juan Capistrano Community Center is located at 25925 Camino Del Avion
Laguna Niguel Voting Center open on Saturday September 4 2021 thru Tuesday September 14 2021
Laguna Niguel City Hall is located at 30111 Crown Valley Pkwy
Newport Beach Voting Center open on Saturday September 4 2021 thru Tuesday September 14 2021
Newport Beach Civic Center is located at 100 Civic Center Drive
Dana Point Library located at 33841 Niguel Road
Laguna Beach Branch Library located at 363 Glenneyre Street
San Clemente Jim Johnson Memorial Sports Park located at 560 Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente City Hall located at 910 Calle Negocio
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course located at 150 E Avenida Magdalena
San Juan Capistrano La Sala Auditorium is located at 31495 El Camino Real
Laguna Niguel Library is located at 30341 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metro Link Station is located at 28200 Forbes Road
Laguna Niguel Orange County Fire Station 49 is located at 31461 Golden Lantern
Newport Beach Public Library is located at 1000 Avocado Avenue
August 16 2021: Vote By Mailing Starts
August 16 2021: Drop Off Ballot Locations Open
August 31 2021 thru September 14 2021: Conditional Voter Registration Period
An individual can go to the office of his/her county elections official to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional
September 4 2021: Select Voting Centers Open
September 11 2021: Additional Select Voting Center Open
September 14 2021: Election Day at Voting Centers at 7:00am-8:00pm
September 14 2021: Vote By Mail Voters Ballots Must Be Returned
October 14 2021: Certification of Election