Randomized Alphabet Drawing Results for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Random Alphabet Draw to determine appearance of candidates’ names on the ballot.

In accordance with Elections Code section 13112(b)(1)(B), the Secretary of State's office conducted a drawing of the letters of the alphabet on July 19, 2021 to determine the randomized alphabet to use for the order of appearance of candidates’ names on the ballot for the upcoming September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election.  Listed below are the official results for the state alphabet drawing.

This randomized alphabet applies THROUGHOUT the candidate's entire last name first, followed, if necessary, by first name, then middle name. If more than one candidate's last name begins with the same letter, proceed to the second letter and, if needed, the third, etc. We follow this process until a different letter appears allowing us to determine who appears first on the ballot. For example, if two candidates with the last names Campbell and Carlson are running for the same office, their order on the ballot will depend on the order in which the letters "M" and "R" were drawn in the randomized alphabet drawing.

Secretary of State Random Alphabet Draw for:

  • State office**
  • City office***

1.  X

7.  R

13. M

19. I

25. O

2.  K

8.  G

14. B

20. E

26. U

3.  T

9.  J

15. A

21. P

 

4.  V

10. Y

16. Q

22. C

 

5.  F

11. Z

17. H

23. W

 

6.  N

12. L

18. D

24. S

** To further ensure fairness in our election process, per Election Code section 13111, the Yolo County Elections Office rotates the ballot order of candidates in State contests by State Assembly district.

***City offices use the State Randomized Alphabet. To further ensure fairness in our election process, per Election Code section 13111, the Yolo County Elections Office rotates the ballot order of candidates by supervisorial district.

You can contact the Elections Office at (530) 666-8133 or [email protected] if you have any questions.

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