This is a reminder that each vote counts and your voice matters in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.
The Vote Center at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard opened this past Saturday, September 11, 2021 to Tuesday, September 14, 2021. On Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, 2021, it will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For details about all Vote Center locations, visit https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vc. All Vote Centers follow LA County Public Health guidelines and voters are required to wear masks and to maintain social distance from others.
The California Gubernatorial Recall Election Ballot will ask two questions:
Do you want to recall Governor Newsom? and
If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him? (There are 46 candidates on the ballot.)
If 50 percent or more vote NO, the governor would remain in office.
If more than 50 percent vote YES, the governor would be removed from office and the person with the most votes would replace him.
Make a plan to vote. Vote by mail (no postage needed); drop off a ballot at a Ballot Drop Box or at a Vote Center; or vote in-person at a Vote Center. Vote-by-Mail Ballots have been mailed to registered California voters and voters may vote on or before Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
There are 400 official Ballot Drop Box locations throughout Los Angeles County. Ballot Drop Boxes are bright yellow and clearly marked. They feature safety and security features, such as 24-hour electronic monitoring. The City of West Hollywood has worked with LA County to establish three Ballot Drop Box locations in West Hollywood, as follows:
- West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard (Ballot Drop Box located behind City Hall, off of N. Sweetzer Avenue)
- West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard (Ballot Drop Box located on the west side of the street, in front of the library)
- Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard (Ballot Drop Box located in front of the Plummer Park Community Center)
In California, you are eligible to register and vote if you are:
- A United States citizen;
- At least 18-years-old;
- Registered where you currently reside;
- Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony; and
- Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court.
The City of West Hollywood encourages every eligible voter to make a plan to vote with the following tips:
- Check your voter registration status or register to vote at lavote.net/vrstatus or call (800) 815-2666;
- Decide how you would like to vote: Vote by Mail;
- Drop off a ballot at a Ballot Drop Box or a Vote Center; Vote in-person at a Vote Center;
- Educate yourself about the California Gubernatorial Recall Election and then vote as soon as you receive your ballot;
- Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to vote or register to vote;
- Assist those who need help with their mail-in ballot or offer to take a homebound senior to a Vote Center; and
- Track your ballot. You can sign-up to receive personalized text messages, emails, and/or automated voice messages on your Vote-by-Mail ballot (whether sent by mail or dropped off at a Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center) by subscribing to Where’s My Ballot. This is a free service available to all registered voters that provides updated information about where your ballot is and when you can expect to receive it. Sign up to be notified of the status of your ballot at california.ballottrax.net/voter.
For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409, visit the City’s Elections page at www.weho.org/elections. Call the California Secretary of State’s Voter Hotline toll-free at (800) 345-VOTE (8683).
Well it’s a good thing that I got my unhoused neighbors registered to vote pointing out when registering to vote, homeless (unhoused) voters only need to designate their place of residence, which can be a street corner, a park, a shelter, or any other location where an individual stays at night. Also California Proposition 17, the Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment, a legislatively referred constitutional amendment that allows people on parole for felony convictions to vote, was APPROVED on November 3rd 2020❗