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September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Exercise your right to vote in the Sept. 14 California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

If you missed the Aug. 30 deadline for voter registration, you can still vote at any Vote Center in L.A. County through conditional voter registration.

All California voters who are currently registered will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the general election. You do not have to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot for this election.

You have several options for voting in this election:

  • You can return the ballot by mail. It must be postmarked before or on Sept. 14 and be received by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder no later than 7 days after the election.
  • You can drop off the ballot at more than 400 secure ballot drop boxes located across the county. The Registrar-Recorder provides a list of drop-box locations.
  • After returning your ballot via drop box or by mail you can check to make sure your ballot was received and tallied through the Secretary of State's ballot tracker tool.
  • You can drop off the ballot at a Los Angeles County Vote Center. These centers will be located across the county and will be operating for extended periods leading up to and including Election Day on Sept. 14. Find a Vote Center near you.
  • You can vote in person at Vote Centers across the county. Select Vote Centers will open for early voting on Sept. 4 and will remain open through Election Day. Others will operate from Sept. 11 through Election Day. A Vote Center will be located at Cal State LA beginning Sept. 11.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the California Gubernatorial Recall Election on the California Secretary of State’s website.