California Gubernatorial Recall Election


The California Gubernatorial Recall Election will be held on September 14, 2021.   

Like any statewide election, eligible Californians will have the opportunity to cast a ballot and make their voice heard.

Receiving Your Ballot

All California active registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the September 14, 2021 recall election. The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters will begin mailing ballots by August 16, 2021.

The Secretary of State is again offering voters the "Where's My Ballot?" tracking tool to keep you notified when your ballot is mailed, received, and accepted for counting. Sign up to track your ballot at

San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters provided registered voters in San Bernardino County access to personalized election information through My Elections Gateway. Follow this link and sign in to view registration info, sample ballots, ballot drop-off maps, polling places, and more.

Understanding Your Ballot

Voter Information Guides will be delivered by U.S Postal Service on August 10, 2021. 

The recall ballot will ask two questions: 1) do you want to recall Governor Newsom? and 2) If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him? 

  • If 50% or more vote NO, the governor would remain in office. 
  • If more than 50% vote YES, the governor would be removed from office and the person with the most votes would replace him.

Voter Registration

Citizens must register to vote in order to participate in the September 14 recall election. You can check if you are registered to vote online and if so, in what county. Online registration is available. 

Voter registration forms are available on the second floor in the City Clerk’s Office at Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive. Voter registration forms must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than Monday, August 30, 2021.

Eligible citizens who need to register or re-register to vote after this date within 14 days of the election can complete the Same-Day Vote Registration process at their local Elections Office (San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters), polling place, or vote center to register and request their ballot in-person. If needing to register or re-register after Monday, August 30, visit for a list of early voting locations where you can complete the Same-Day Voter Registration Process.

Vote-By-Mail Ballots

Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail using the prepaid postage as long as it's postmarked on or before September 14, 2021. 

You can also return your vote-by-mail ballot in-person to a secure ballot drop box, to a voting location, or your county elections office by 8:00 pm on September 14, 2021. A secure ballot drop box is located in front of the James S. Thalman Chino Hills Branch Library, 14020 City Center Drive in Chino Hills. The deadline to request a replacement mail ballot is September 7, 2021.

Indoor Official Ballot Drop Box Location

The Chino Hills City Clerk's office is also an Official Ballot Drop-off location. Those wishing to place their ballots into an indoor box can visit the City Clerk's Office on the second floor of City Hall at 14000 City Center Drive during normal business hours: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, and on Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. On Election Day, the City Clerk's office will also be accepting ballots in the main lobby inside City Hall from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 

In-Person Voting

In-person polling locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and translation services. You can also drop off your vote-by-mail ballot at any polling place. There are several San Bernardino County Early Voting Locations. Residents can vote at any polling location regardless of County. 

See Polling Place Information and use the Polling Place Look-up Tool to find polling places near you. Voters can cast their vote at any polling location within the City of Chino Hills regardless of what Congressional or City District you are in. 

The in-person Chino Hills polling locations listed below will be open on Election Day, September 14, from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm or until the last person in line at 8:00 pm has voted.  

  • Canyon Hills Junior High School, 2500 Madrugada Drive
  • Chaparral Elementary School, 4849 Bird Farm Road
  • Chino Hills High School, 16150 Pomona Rincon Road 
  • Eagle Canyon Elementary School, 13435 Eagle Canyon Drive
  • Glenmeade Elementary School, 15000 Whirlaway Lane
  • Hidden Trails Elementary School, 2250 Ridgeview Drive
  • McCoy Equestrian and Recreation Center, 14280 Peyton Drive, in the barn
  • Michael G. Wickman Elementary School, 16250 Pinehurst Drive
  • Oak Ridge Elementary School, 15452 Valle Vista Drive
  • Pacifica Senior Living, 6500 Butterfield Ranch Road 
  • Townsend Jr. High School, 15359 Ilex Drive
  • Western Hills Country Club, 1800 Carbon Canyon Road

Access a Remote Accessible Vote By Mail Ballot

All voters may use their computer to access and mark an accessible ballot that was designed for voters with disabilities, overseas voters, and military voters. Voters who need assistance can also visit their polling place and use an accessible ballot marking device on Election Day. Once marked, voters print their ballot and return it to the Registrar of Voters office. To use the accessible Voter Information Guide or remote accessible mail ballot, click here and scroll down to "Voting Options".

Important Dates

Important Election Dates
Monday, August 16Early voting begins at San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters
Monday, August 16Mail ballots delivered to U.S. Postal Service
Monday, August 30Voter registration deadline
Tuesday, August 31Conditional voter registration begins
Tuesday, September 7Last day to request a replacement mail ballot
Tuesday, September 14Election Day, voting at polling places takes place from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 14All ballots returned by mail must be dropped-off or postmarked on or before this date
Wednesday, September 15Canvass of the Election begins
Tuesday, September 21Last day for Registrar of Voters to receive mail ballots from U.S. Postal Service or any bona fide delivery service
Thursday, October 14Deadline to complete the canvass and certify the county results of the Election

Information on the Reason for the Recall Election

Recall Election Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, Visit the California Gubernatorial Recall Election webpage, the Secretary of State's website, or the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters website.

  1. City Clerk's Department

    Physical Address
    14000 City Center Drive
    2nd Floor
    Chino Hills, CA 91709

    Phone: 909-364-2620
    Fax: 909-364-2695

    Monday through Thursday
    7:30 am to 5:30 pm

    7:30 am to 4:30 pm