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Haven't voted in the recall yet? You still have more than one way to cast your ballot.

Last day to postmark ballots or vote in person is Sept. 14

Stickers for voters at the Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Magali Gauthier.

California residents face two questions on their ballots for the upcoming state recall election: whether to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, and, if so, who should succeed him.

Voters have until Tuesday, Sept. 14, to either postmark their ballots, drop them off at a designated ballot box or vote in person at their local vote center. But that doesn't mean they have to wait until the 11th hour on Election Day to participate.

As usual, voters can return their ballots by mail any time prior to Election Day. Mail ballots were sent out starting the week of Aug. 16. (Voters can sign up to track their ballot's location at california.ballottrax.net/voter.) Ballots must be postmarked by Sept. 14 and received by the county election office by Sept. 21 to be counted.

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties already have opened up vote centers to allow people to vote or drop off their ballots in person ahead of Election Day on Tuesday. On Monday, vote centers in both counties will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, locations will be open for extended hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ballots returned in person must be dropped off by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The voter registration deadline passed on Aug. 30, but same-day voter registration (or conditional voter registration) is available at vote centers.

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Check out the list below to find out where to vote. Voters also can find the nearest ballot drop-off locations at sos.ca.gov/elections.

Vote centers

Atherton

Menlo College, El Camino Hall, 1000 El Camino Real

East Palo Alto

Lewis and Joan Platt Family YMCA, Half Gym, 550 Bell St.

Los Altos

Los Altos Youth Center, Multipurpose Room, 1 N. San Antonio Road

Los Altos Hills

Town of Los Altos Hills, Council Chambers, 26379 Fremont Road

Menlo Park

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Sequoia Room, 700 Alma St.

Mountain View

Church of Scientology Silicon Valley, The Chapel, 1066 Linda Vista Ave.

Palo Alto

Cubberley Community Center, Gym A, 4000 Middlefield Road

Portola Valley

Portola Valley Town Center, Community Hall, 765 Portola Road

Redwood City

San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, 555 County Center

Woodside

Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road

Election results will be available 8 p.m., Tuesday, as ballots are counted in batches. Stay up to date on the latest recall election results.

For more information on the election, check out CalMatters' guide.

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Haven't voted in the recall yet? You still have more than one way to cast your ballot.

Last day to postmark ballots or vote in person is Sept. 14

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Fri, Sep 10, 2021, 3:13 pm

California residents face two questions on their ballots for the upcoming state recall election: whether to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, and, if so, who should succeed him.

Voters have until Tuesday, Sept. 14, to either postmark their ballots, drop them off at a designated ballot box or vote in person at their local vote center. But that doesn't mean they have to wait until the 11th hour on Election Day to participate.

As usual, voters can return their ballots by mail any time prior to Election Day. Mail ballots were sent out starting the week of Aug. 16. (Voters can sign up to track their ballot's location at california.ballottrax.net/voter.) Ballots must be postmarked by Sept. 14 and received by the county election office by Sept. 21 to be counted.

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties already have opened up vote centers to allow people to vote or drop off their ballots in person ahead of Election Day on Tuesday. On Monday, vote centers in both counties will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, locations will be open for extended hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ballots returned in person must be dropped off by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The voter registration deadline passed on Aug. 30, but same-day voter registration (or conditional voter registration) is available at vote centers.

Check out the list below to find out where to vote. Voters also can find the nearest ballot drop-off locations at sos.ca.gov/elections.

Atherton

Menlo College, El Camino Hall, 1000 El Camino Real

East Palo Alto

Lewis and Joan Platt Family YMCA, Half Gym, 550 Bell St.

Los Altos

Los Altos Youth Center, Multipurpose Room, 1 N. San Antonio Road

Los Altos Hills

Town of Los Altos Hills, Council Chambers, 26379 Fremont Road

Menlo Park

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, Sequoia Room, 700 Alma St.

Mountain View

Church of Scientology Silicon Valley, The Chapel, 1066 Linda Vista Ave.

Palo Alto

Cubberley Community Center, Gym A, 4000 Middlefield Road

Portola Valley

Portola Valley Town Center, Community Hall, 765 Portola Road

Redwood City

San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, 555 County Center

Woodside

Woodside Village Church, 3154 Woodside Road

Election results will be available 8 p.m., Tuesday, as ballots are counted in batches. Stay up to date on the latest recall election results.

For more information on the election, check out CalMatters' guide.

Comments

Jennifer
Registered user
another community
on Sep 10, 2021 at 5:08 pm
Jennifer, another community
Registered user
on Sep 10, 2021 at 5:08 pm

I just saw a photo online with Newsom overlooking his wife's recall ballot. Who we vote for is private, but this was a little over the top.


chewie
Registered user
University South
on Sep 11, 2021 at 4:32 pm
chewie, University South
Registered user
on Sep 11, 2021 at 4:32 pm

He had to make sure that she did not vote for a recall???


It.is.what.it.is
Registered user
Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 11, 2021 at 10:55 pm
It.is.what.it.is, Another Palo Alto neighborhood
Registered user
on Sep 11, 2021 at 10:55 pm
Local parent
Registered user
another community
on Sep 12, 2021 at 7:55 pm
Local parent, another community
Registered user
on Sep 12, 2021 at 7:55 pm

Please Vote Now!

The state has only received ballots from 30% of voters so far.

Ballots must be post-marked or dropped at an official facility on Monday or Tuesday.


No heat
Registered user
Fairmeadow
on Sep 13, 2021 at 9:50 am
No heat, Fairmeadow
Registered user
on Sep 13, 2021 at 9:50 am

Looks like only 52% of ballots sent to Palo Alto residents have been returned so far:

Web Link

Make sure you get yours in.


Edit: looks like the Weekly is breaking links. You'll need to remove the stuff after "pdf" at the end of the link in order to make it work.


Ann Getty
Registered user
University South
on Sep 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm
Ann Getty, University South
Registered user
on Sep 13, 2021 at 2:06 pm

Vote even if there is debilitating wildfire smoke.


Alice Schaffer Smith
Registered user
Downtown North
on Sep 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm
Alice Schaffer Smith, Downtown North
Registered user
on Sep 13, 2021 at 2:59 pm

Thanks to the PA Online editorial staff for this informative Voting Rights article. What is important is that your vote is your voice and in CA every effort is made as a matter of state public policy to ensure voters have unfettered access to the ballot box, by mail or in person and can even register to vote in their county of residence on the day of the election. Unlike those states in Red at Web Link which fight for voter suppression: Congratulations to the CA electorate and legislature to putting voting at the top of our civil rights. Alice Smith, National Voter Corps Executive Director


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Downtown North

Registered user
on Sep 13, 2021 at 11:28 pm
Name hidden, Downtown North

Registered user
on Sep 13, 2021 at 11:28 pm

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