California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Election Information

Certified List of Write-In Candidates

Election Calendar
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Vote by Mail ballots were mailed to every active registered voter in San Mateo County starting August 12. Ballots can be returned in the mail or at any Drop Box or Vote Center in San Mateo County.

You can sign up for "Where’s My Ballot?" to receive automated alerts via text message, email or phone call on the status of your Vote by Mail ballot. If you do not subscribe to "Where’s My Ballot?", you can still check the status of your ballot at "My Election Info".

On your ballot you will find: 

  • A question asking whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled (removed) from office. You may vote on the recall question regardless of how you vote, or if you vote, for a replacement candidate.
  • A contest to choose a replacement candidate for Governor in the event Governor Gavin Newsom is recalled. You may vote for a replacement candidate regardless of how you vote, or if you vote, on the recall question

FAQs regarding the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

Midday Ballot Pickup Schedule