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2021 California Recall Election Results

Tuesday Sept. 14, 2021, is election day in California for the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The California gubernatorial recall ballots feature two questions: Do you want to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom and if you select, yes, who do you want to replace him?

There are 46 replacement candidates on the ballot. Republicans looking to replace Newsom include Larry Elder, John Cox, Kevin Faulconer, and Kevin Kiley.

If more than 50% of voters choose no, then Gov. Newsom stays in office. If more than 50% of voters choose yes, then Gov. Newsom is replaced with the person who received the most votes.


Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Californians to cast their vote in the state's gubernatorial recall election. Voters must be in line by 8 p.m. to cast their vote.