California recall election: Monday marks vote-by-mail registration deadline

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Monday night is the deadline for voters to register in order to cast their ballot by mail in the Sept. 14 recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom.

California’s second ever gubernatorial recall is slated for Sept. 14, but absentee ballots were already mailed out to all registered voters two weeks ago.

Individuals who are eligible to vote and meet the Monday deadline to register will be sent a mail-in ballot, according to a news release from Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan.

“Registering to vote is quick and easy and can be completed online,” the release stated.

To register to vote, update your voter information or check if you’re registered, visit Los Angeles County residents can also go to

However, while those who miss Monday’s 11:59 p.m. cutoff won’t be mailed a ballot, they will still be able to vote in person, according to the release.

That’s because California law permits same-day registration at polling places or voting centers, depending on the county, during early voting or on Election Day.

The person will be allowed to cast what’s known as a provisional ballot, meaning the vote is subject to registration verification before it is counted.

Just two questions will be on the Sept. 14 election ballot: should Newsom be removed from office, and who should replace him if the recall succeeds.

If the majority of voters choose “yes,” Newsom will be removed from office, and the candidate with the most votes in the second question will become California’s governor.

Early voting kicks off at select locations on Sept. 4, while polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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