Your Recall Election Ballot
The gubernatorial recall contest on your September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election ballot has two parts: the recall question, “Shall GAVIN NEWSOM be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?” on the front of the ballot, and the list of replacement candidates on the back of the ballot.
You may choose to vote in only the first part, in only the second part, or in both parts.
If most voters select “Yes” in the first part of the recall contest, then Governor Newsom will be removed from office; if most voters select “No” in the first part, then Governor Newsom will remain in office.
If Governor Newsom is recalled (most voters selected “Yes” in the first part of the recall contest), the replacement candidate receiving the most votes in the second part will replace him as governor.