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Voting and Elections Guide - Get Registered and Vote!: 2021 California Recall Election

This Voter Information Guide contains non-partisan resources to help you get registered to vote and get educated about the issues on your ballot.

What's on the recall ballot?

Recall Election Information from CA Secretary of State

Image from CA Secretary of State Elections Website, 08/16/2021

Important dates/deadlines

Important Dates

  • August 16:   Vote-by-mail ballots start being mailed out to all registered voters; first day of early voting
  • August 30:  Voter registration deadline
  • September 1-14:  Conditional, "same day" voter registration available at all voting sites and county election offices
  • September 4:  11-day vote centers open in some counties
  • September 11:  4-day vote centers open in some counties
  • September 7:  Last day to update or change how you want to receive your ballot
  • September 14:  Election Day - polling places and vote centers are open statewide 7am - 8pm

Compiled by the California Voter Foundation.


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Need assistance?

The California Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing elections and recalls for state officers, including for constitutional offices (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, etc.), state legislators, and justices of the Supreme and Appellate Courts. 

If you need to speak with someone about your registration status, ballot, etc., you can call the CA S.O.S. or your County Clerk/Recorder Elections Office.

Official resources for the September 14, 2021 CA recall election