2021 California Recall Election: where do I vote?

Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Use the state’s new tool to find your polling location.

2021 California Recall Election: where do I vote?

With just a few days left to cast their ballots in a historic recall election, many Californians are rushing to figure out where they can vote in person.

Tomorrow, 14 September is the last day to vote in the election.

A bill passed by the state legislature in February 2021, mandates that all registered voters are sent a mail-in ballot for all statewide elections, but some are still opting to vote in person.

To find your polling location, the Secretary of State offers an online tool to help voters. By putting in one’s physical address, they are able to point you to the correct location to cast your ballot.

One can also contact the state’s voter hotline at (800) 345-VOTE, where representatives can inform you of your polling location over the phone.

Other ways to vote

The state also offers residents the opportunity to vote early at many locations. The state offers a separate tool for those looking to find an early voting location.

For a mail-in ballot to be counted, it must be postmarked by 14 September. Additionally, the state has also set up drop boxes to facilitate secure ballot collection.

What do the polls say?

Most polls show Gavin Newsom with a double-digit lead in the recall election.

Lastest Polls

Polling Organization

Polling Period



Trafalgar Group

2-4 September 53% 43%

Trafalgar Group

26-29 August 52% 44%

Public Policy Institute of California

20-29 August 58% 39%


26-28 August 51% 43%

Source: FiveThirtyEight

However, the last time an election of this nature was held in 2003, the Democratic Governor Gray Davis was also expected to win -- he did not.

Additionally, while more Democrats have submitted their mail-in ballot, more Republicans in the state are expected to vote in person which could shift the race in ways those tracking it may not expect.

**Follow our live coverage of the 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election for more information on voting, the status of the race, and the candidates.**