You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683. We also wrote a handy guide that outlines your voting rights.
As always, it's best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: California Election Website

COVID-19 info for California

California special election

    • The California Gubernatorial Recall Election is Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

    • The recall ballot will ask 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, the governor would remain in office.

      • If more than 50% vote YES, the governor would be removed from office and the person with the most votes on Question 2 would replace him.

    • If you’re registered to vote in California, you will receive a ballot in the mail. You can also check your registration here. If you aren’t registered you can still register in-person on Election Day at most polling places, county elections offices, and vote centers. 

    • If you’ve already received a ballot, return your ballot by mail (postage is prepaid) by September 14, or take it in person to a ballot drop box, to a voting location or your county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on September 14, 2021. 

    • Find your local polling place or ballot dropbox at

California voter registration

California absentee ballots

California Early Voting

California voter ID

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