Ventura County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn Announces Important Details Regarding September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Versión en español – El Secretario-Registrador, Registrador de Votantes del Condado de Ventura Mark Lunn Anuncia Detalles Importantes Acerca de la Elección de Destitución del Gobernador de California del 14 de septiembre de 2021

(Ventura) – The September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election has been declared an all Vote By Mail election by the state. County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters Lunn stated, “With the emergence of the Delta variant, I encourage all voters to use the Vote By Mail ballot they receive at home to take advantage of the health and safety measures that voting by mail provides.”

Voting By Mail

Vote By Mail ballots will begin arriving in the mailboxes of Ventura County registered voters this week at their mailing address on file. Voters have three options to return their ballot:

  1. Official Ballot Drop Box* (hours vary);
  2. Vote Center*, September 11-14; or
  3. By mail, no postage necessary.

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before September 14 and received by September 21 to be counted.

*Locations may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Before visiting a location, check the list at VenturaVote.org.

Voting In Person

The Ventura County Elections Division located in the Hall of Administration at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, will be open for early voting beginning Monday, August 16, during regular business hours.

Fifty additional vote centers* will be open the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, September 11: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday, September 12: 10am to 6pm
  • Monday, September 13: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, September 14: 7am to 8pm

Vote centers will offer Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant touchscreen devices and voting assistance.

Voters will not be assigned to a specific voting location; they can vote at any of the 51 locations in the county.

If voters choose to vote in person at a voting location, they will be asked to surrender their Vote By Mail ballot to receive a new ballot for a faster voting experience. If a ballot is not surrendered, and Elections staff is unable to confirm status of the Vote By Mail ballot on file, voters will be provided a provisional ballot.

*Locations may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Before visiting a location, check the list at VenturaVote.org.

Tracking Your Ballot

Voters are encouraged to sign up for free ballot tracking at wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov.

Registering To Vote

Voters can register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov in one of 10 languages through August 30. Beginning August 31, voters must register in person at the Ventura County Elections Division or at a vote center.

Tallying the Vote

When Vote By Mail ballots are received by the County Elections Division, signatures on the return envelope will be compared to signatures on voter registration records to ensure they match. To preserve the secrecy of ballots, ballots will then be separated from the envelope, to be tallied on Election Night.

All valid Vote By Mail ballots are counted in every election in California, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race.

Election Results

Election results released shortly after 8 p.m. on September 14 will include Vote By Mail ballots processed to date. Throughout Election Night, ballots cast in person at the vote centers will be processed upon receipt, and result updates will be released throughout the evening. Counts from Vote By Mail ballots returned to vote centers and drop boxes on Tuesday, September 14, will be posted with future updates. The final count and certification will be completed no later than 30 days from the election, on October 14.

For more information, please visit the Elections Division website at VenturaVote.org or call (805) 654-2664.

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