From the County News Center: The Registrar of Voters is alerting all active registered voters in San Diego County that they will receive a ballot in the mail for the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Ballots will be mailed the week of August 16, 2021, giving voters nearly a month to mark their ballot and return it before Election Day. Voters can return their ballot in the mail, no postage necessary, or at one of many mail ballot drop-off locations around the county.
What is a recall?
- The recall process allows voters to decide whether to remove elected public officials from office before their term is over.
- A recall ballot will ask voters two questions.
- In this recall election, the first question will ask voters “yes” or “no” to remove the governor from office.
- In the second part, voters will be asked to select a replacement candidate.
- If more than 50% of voters vote “yes” to recall the governor, the replacement candidate who gets the most votes is elected for the remainder of the term of office.
- If a majority of voters vote “no” on the first question, then the recall has failed, and the governor will remain in office.
Will there be in-person voting locations?
- Yes. In-person voting locations will be open across the county for four days. From Saturday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 13 they will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Election Day, the hours will change to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at both the in-person voting locations and the Registrar’s office.
- Voters can also take advantage of early voting starting Aug. 16 at the Registrar’s office. Hours will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
What do you need to do?
- Be vote ready! Check your voter registration information. Make sure your residence and, if different, your mailing address is up to date.
- Have you moved or changed your name? Whether you are new to San Diego County or just moved down the street you need to re-register to vote.
- Are you a first-time voter? If you want to participate in the upcoming election, you must be registered to vote – it takes less than 2 minutes.
To learn more about voting in the gubernatorial recall election, visit sdvote.com or call (858) 565-5800.
For more information, visit the County News Center at https://www.countynewscenter.com/all-registered-voters-to-receive-mail-ballot-for-gubernatorial-recall-election/
For more information, visit the Registrar of Voters at https://www.sdvote.com/