California Gubernatorial Election 2021

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Gubernatorial Election: September 14, 2021

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September 11-13, 2021: In-Person Early Voting Available at the AGRIscapes Visitor Center (on-campus)

September 14, 2021: Election Day**

September 28, 2021: National Voter Registration Day 2021

*The date, times, and locations for early voting and conditional voter registration may be confirmed on the website of the California Secretary of State or at the county elections office. Please visit the CA Voter Registration website for more information about your county.

**Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before September 14 or turned in at a polling place by 8:00 p.m.

Vote Center at AGRIscapes Visitor Center (CPP)

September 11-14, 2021 | 7am-8pm daily

The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder will be hosting a Vote Center at the AGRIscapes Visitor Center starting Saturday, September 11, 2021, through Election Day on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Any eligible voters who are residents of Los Angeles County may vote in-person or drop off their ballot. Additional information about the Vote Center, including hours of operation, is available on the Civic and Voter Empowerment website.

For those members of our campus community not residing in LA County, you are encouraged you to seek additional information from the election officials in your home county or from the California Secretary of State.

Recall Election FAQs

1. Why is there a Gubernatorial Recall Election happening?

Essentially, a recall election allows voters to remove an elected official from office before his/her term expires. In June 2020, the Secretary of State confirmed that the recall petition met the required number of signatures for a Special Election to occur, which is why we are currently facing an upcoming Gubernatorial Recall Election.

2. What does a recall ballot look like?

The Gubernatorial Recall Election Ballot will look like a typical ballot, however there will be only one question on the front, “Shall Governor Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from office of Governor?” After this question is presented on the ballot, all replacement candidates for office will be listed on the back side of the ballot. Regardless of how you answer the question, you may also select a candidate you wish to see in office if Newsom is recalled.

3. What happens after the Gubernatorial Recall Election?

If a majority of votes on the recall question are “No” Governor Newsom will remain in office. If a majority of the votes are “Yes” Governor Newsom will be removed from office and the candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared Governor for the remainder of the term (ending January 2023).

4. Who can vote in the Gubernatorial Recall Election?

Any California registered voter may vote in the Gubernatorial recall election.

5. If the Governor is recalled when would a new governor take office?

If Governor Newsom is recalled, on the 38th day after the election the Secretary of State would take the oath of office and assume the position.