By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: San Bernardino County Elections – Registrar of Voters and California Secretary of State (Information):
San Bernardino County, California: Voters across California will head to the polls on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 to decide whether they want their current Governor Gavin Newsom to remain in office or be recalled and vote for somebody else to become their next California governor.
To all the voters in San Bernardino County California, the San Bernardino County Elections – Registrar of Voters has provided a list of the following is a few frequently asked questions regarding the California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election 2021
***** Frequently Asked Questions regarding the California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election 2021: *****
*** Recall Election Process: ***
– What is a recall election? and What makes this election different?
To put a recall of a statewide elected official on the ballot in California, organizers must collect voter signatures equal to 12% of votes cast in the most recent election for that office. The petition to recall Governor Newsom contained more than enough valid signatures to hold a recall election.
On the recall election ballot, voters will be asked only two questions:
– Should the governor be recalled from office? and If the governor is recalled, who should take his place?
If more than 50% of voters answer “yes” to the first question, Gov. Newsom will be recalled, and the candidate who receives the most votes from the second question will replace him. It is not required that one of the 46 successor candidates receive more than 50% of the vote to win.
The subject of a recall cannot run as their own replacement.
– For the recall election, will anything else appear on the ballot for us to vote on (e.g., local measures or state propositions)?
No. In San Bernardino County, only the two questions regarding the recall of the governor and who should replace him if the recall passes will appear on the gubernatorial recall ballot. Local measures and state propositions will not appear on the ballot.
– What happens after the recall election?
If a majority of the voters vote “yes” on the first question, then the governor is recalled from office. The successor candidate who gets the most votes is elected for the unexpired term of office, which expires on January 2, 2023.
If a majority of the voters vote “no” on the first question, then Governor Newsom will remain in office.
– If Governor Newsom is recalled, when would a new Governor take office?
County elections officials have 30 days after the election to complete the official canvass. On the 38th day after the election, the Secretary of State will certify the election results. If a majority of voters vote in favor of the recall, a new Governor will take the oath of office and assume the position.
*** Candidates Running in the California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election 2021: ***
According to the California Secretary of State, the Certified List of Candidates can be found on our website at:
Write-in replacement candidates for the office of governor can also run in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.
*** Voting in the 2021 Recall Election: ***
– Who can vote in this election?
Any California registered voter may vote in the gubernatorial recall election.
To check your voter registration status, go to:
If you need to update your voter registration or find out if you are eligible to register to vote, you can visit our California Online Voter Registration page at:
** Polling Places within San Bernardino County: ***
Polling places will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, September 14 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Voters are encouraged to vote before Election Day as polling places may have significant lines on September 14.
If you prefer to vote in person, please note that maintaining a safe environment for voters and poll workers is a high priority for the County.
Poll workers will clean high-touch surfaces throughout the day. Polling places will be stocked with face coverings, gloves, and hand sanitizer.
Vaccinated poll workers have the option of wearing a face covering, but are not currently required to wear one. Unvaccinated poll workers must wear a face covering.
Face coverings will also be available at these sites for any voter who requests one.
Public health requirements are subject to change based on guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health, or San Bernardino County Department of Public Health.
For information about the coronavirus crisis including vaccines, testing, and rent relief visit the San Bernardino County COVID-19 website at:
*** For more information regarding California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election 2021 voting countywide, please go to the San Bernardino County Elections – Registrar of Voters websites at: ***
*** For more information regarding California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election 2021 voting statewide, please go to the California Secretary of State websites at: ***
Good luck everybody, and go out and vote during the California’s Gubernatorial Recall Election.