Yolo County Voter Information Guides and Vote-by-Mail Ballots for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Yolo County Elections Office began mailing County Voter Information Guides (CVIG) to all registered voters on Thursday, August 12, 2021 and will mail Vote-by-Mail ballots to all active voters on Monday, August 16, 2021 for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

The CVIG includes Ballot Drop Box (BDB) and Voter Assistance Center (VAC) locations and days/hours of operation, sample ballots, candidate statements for the West Sacramento local contest and other important information. Voters that have 'opted out' of receiving a paper version of the CVIG may view it on the Yolo County Elections website beginning Monday, August 16, 2021.

Every Vote-by-Mail ballot comes with a first-class postage paid return envelope. Completed Vote-by-Mail ballots will be processed and counted as long as they are postmarked on or before Election Day and received by county elections officials no later than September 21, 2021. Voters can also return their completed Vote-by-Mail ballots to any Ballot Drop Box, Voter Assistance Center or at the Yolo County Elections Office.

Yolo County residents who have not received their County Voter Information Guide or Vote-by-Mail ballot by August 23, 2021 should contact the Yolo County Election Office. “The integrity of the delivery and processing of Vote-by-Mail ballots is our top priority. We continue to have an excellent relationship with local USPS representatives to ensure secure and smooth deliveries of all election materials to active Yolo County registered voters,” says Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters.

The last day to register to vote in the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election is Monday, August 30, 2021. After that, voters may register or re-register and vote using the Conditional Voter Registration process, also known as same day voter registration.

Voters are Encouraged to Take the Following Steps to Prepare for the September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election:

  • Sign-up for Vote-by-Mail ballot tracking at sos.ca.gov. Voters who sign-up will receive automated notifications about their Vote-by-Mail ballots by email, text (SMS), or voice call.
  • Make a plan for voting. Voters are encouraged to vote early and by Vote-by-Mail if possible. Implementation of COVID health and safety guidelines may lead to longer wait times when voting in person.
  • Make sure you sign and date the back of your Vote-by-Mail ballot return envelopes. Every voter’s signature on the Vote-by-Mail ballot return envelope is compared against the voter’s registration record. If a signature is missing or does not match the registration record, elections officials will reach out to the voter to try and resolve the matter. If the voter does not respond and provide the missing or corrected signature, the ballot will not count.

For more information, visit: www.yoloelections.org. Voter Assistance Center (VAC) and Ballot Drop Box (BDB) locations are available here: https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/locations. We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: @YoloACE, Instagram: @YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date information about the upcoming election and live election night results.

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