2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election in the North State

Action News Now will be tracking the 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election on Tuesday.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021 4:11 PM
Updated: Sep 14, 2021 2:17 PM

NORTH STATE - The 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election that could remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office is Tuesday as polling places will be opening at 7 a.m. 

The last day to vote in the election is Tuesday and many have already begun voting by mail-in voting.

Polling place lookup: Click here

Track your ballot: Click here

Candidates: Click here

Election results will begin coming in at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The results will be displayed below or can be found here

As of Monday, 57,673 Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots have been accepted in Butte County as there were 127,138 VBM ballots issued.

For Shasta County, 41,316 VBM ballots have been accepted from 114,177 ballots issued. 

Glenn County has accepted 5,305 ballots and for 14,851 issued ballots. 

Of 38,071 VBM ballots issued in Tehama County, 12,957 ballots have been accepted. 

5,326 VBM ballots were issued in Modoc County and 2,294 have been accepted.

Lastly, for Trinity County, 7,923 VBM ballots were issued and 3,536 have been accepted. 

RESOURCES: Butte CountyShasta County, Tehama County, Glenn County, Modoc County, Trinity County



How do I fill out my ballot?

The recall ballot will have two questions on it. The first question will ask voters if they want to recall Governor Newsom and the second question will ask if the governor is recalled, who should replace him.

Voters can vote on either question or can vote on both parts.

When do polls open?

Polls are open Tuesday starting at 7 a.m. and will be open until 8 p.m. Any registered voter in California can decide whether to vote at a polling place or vote by mail. Click here to learn more.

If you experience trouble voting, or need information, call the non-partisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or click here.

What are the possible outcomes?

If 50% or more of the votes are no, then Gov. Newsom will remain in office. If more than 50% of the votes are yes, Gov. Newsom will be removed from office and the person with the most votes would replace him.

Who are the candidates running in the recall election?

There are 46 replacement candidates. For a full list of candidates, click here

If Gov. Newsom is recalled, when would a new governor take office? 

County election officials have 30 days to complete an official canvass. On the 38th day after the election and the recall is successful, the Secretary of State will certify the results and the new governor would take the oath of office and become the governor for the remainder of the term that is set to go through Jan. 2, 2023.

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