Blind voter Amber and LightHouse volunteer Aisha hold a sealed vote-by-mail ballot in 2019

Information on the Upcoming California Recall Election, Including How LightHouse Volunteers Can Provide Support

Attention all California voters: The California Gubernatorial Recall Election has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 14. This election will decide whether the California state governor, Gavin Newsom, should be removed from office before his official term ends.

Registered voters in California began receiving a vote-by-mail ballot in August. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and would like support completing your vote-by-mail ballot, LightHouse volunteers are here to help. All LightHouse volunteers will ensure that you can exercise your right to vote.

If you would like to request a volunteer to support you in completing your ballot, please email or call 415-694-7320. Please request your volunteer support no later than Wednesday, September 8.

Important Gubernatorial Recall Election Information

If you have recently registered to vote, you may not have received a vote-by-mail ballot. You have until September 7 to request a vote-by-mail ballot. All vote-by-mail ballots must have your signature on the return envelope and be dropped off at a voting precinct or at an official 24-hour voting drop box by September 14. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked no later than September 14.

Read information on vote-by-mail ballots and how to apply for one from the California Secretary of State’s website.

Vote In Person

To vote in person and learn more about accessible in-person voting please contact your county election office to find your voting precinct. Here’s a complete list of the election offices for all California counties.

Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail (RABVM)

You may be able to vote from home using accessible technology with the Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail system. You will need to print your ballot and put it in a vote-by-mail envelope or your own envelope. After you sign the envelope you will need to mail the ballot or drop it off at a voting precinct or at an official 24-hour voting drop box by September 14. Mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than September 14.

Important Links & Phone Number


Find out more about the Gubernatorial Recall Election from the California Secretary of State website.
Recall Election Frequently Asked Questions
KQED: How to Fill Out Your Recall Ballot and How to Correct a Mistake
Ballotpedia Information about the Recall

You can also call the California Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline at 1-800-345-8683.

Now here’s your roundup of upcoming classes and activities happening at the LightHouse in September. Keep visiting our online calendar as more are being added all the time.