September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election
Pursuant to Elections Code 15150, elections officials shall conduct a semifinal official canvass by tabulating vote-by-mail and precinct ballots and compile the results. The semifinal official canvass shall commence immediately upon the close of the polls and shall continue without adjournment until all precincts are accounted for.
For every election, by the end of the night, after all voting precincts have reported back to our office, our office must report to the SOS, that all voting precinct ballots cast on election night (including mail ballot precincts) have been counted and reported. Therefore our last report to the Secretary of State’s office must indicate that the 70 voting precincts have been reported at 100%.
Pursuant to Elections Code 15151, the elections officials shall transmit the semifinal official results to the Secretary of State upon closing of the polls (8pm) but no later than 10pm. Thereafter, reports must be submitted on a two-hour basis until the semifinal official canvass is completed. When reporting to the Secretary of State our final end of night report MUST match the number of reportable precincts (70) before our semifinal official canvass can be considered completed and final.
Please be aware that the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election Results ARE NOT YET FINAL. There are many checks and balances when certifying the election results. The process of certifying election results, also known as the Official Canvass, is mandated by state law to make sure the public can have confidence in the integrity of the final results. Lake County does not update results between the unofficial Election Night results and the final certified results of the Election. We do not interrupt the careful steps that we take during the Canvass to release interim unofficial results. Interim unofficial results have no bearing on the final outcome of the contests. Only final certified results will impact the contests. Staff members are working very diligently on completing all tasks required to certify the election. The Lake County Registrar of Voters office plans to certify the election results by October 14, 2021.
- Certified List of Recall Replacement Candidates (PDF)
- Certified List of Write-in Recall Replacement Candidates (PDF)
- Official Voter Information Guide
- California Gubernatorial Recall Election Calendar (PDF)
- Key Dates and Deadlines (PDF)
- Recall Related Frequently Asked Questions
- Early Voting and Vote-by-Mail Drop Off Locations
- Contact List for All Recall Replacement Candidates(PDF)
- Recall Replacement Candidate 10-Year Party Preference History(PDF)
- Contact List for All Write-in Recall Replacement Candidates (PDF)
- Write-in Replacement Candidate 10-Year Party Preference History (PDF)
- List of Recall Replacement Candidates Who Accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limits(PDF)
- Order of Recall Replacement Candidates on Ballot - Randomized Alphabet Drawing(PDF)
- Qualifications for Running for Office (PDF)
- Recall Replacement Candidate for Governor Checklist (PDF)
- Gubernatorial Replacement Candidate Statement Guidelines (PDF)
- Income Tax Returns - Based on a recent court proceeding, Elections Code section 8902 was determined not to apply to recall elections; all replacement candidate's income tax returns have been removed from the Secretary of State's website.
Public Notices & Media Releases
- Return Signature Verification & Unsigned Ballot Statements
- Ballots Remaining to be Counted
- Vote-by-Mail Mailing
- Deadline to Register
- Processing Vote-by-Mail
- Logic & Accuracy Testing
- Manual Tally
- Displaced Voters - Cache Fire
- Volunteers needed for Observer Panel
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In addition, Voters can check on the status of their ballot to confirm if it was received in our office through our Ballot Return Status.
Signature Verification Statement
We understand that as years go by, your signature is bound to change, therefore, if the signature on your Vote by Mail return envelope doesn't match what is in our voter registration database we will notify you by mail or email and ask that you complete and return a “Signature Verification Statement” form.
Unsigned Ballot Statement
Did you forget to sign your ballot? If you returned your Vote by Mail ballot without signing the return envelope we will notify you by mail or email and ask that you complete and return an “Unsigned Ballot Statement” form.
- Quick Facts for 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election (PDF)
- Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Displaced Voters Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Voters with Medical Emergencies Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Voters Experiencing Homelessness Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Vote Safe With Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot (PDF)
- Register to Vote
- Find Your Polling Place
- Vote-by-Mail Voting
- Where's My Ballot?
- Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail (RAVBM)
- Same Day Voter Registration
- Provisional Voting
- Military and Overseas Voters
- Where and How to Vote
- Election Video Resources
- Election Cybersecurity
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Same Day Voter Registration
- Provisional Voting
- Ballot Designation Worksheet (PDF)