Thursday, March 25, 2021

Laws governing recall in California - How it works

The official against whom the recall is sought cannot submit himself or herself as a possible replacement candidate.


On the ballot, there's two parts. First, voters are asked if they want to vote yes for a recall or no, against a recall. If more than 50% of voters vote no, then the current governor remains.

In the second part of the ballot, voters are asked to pick a replacement in the event the recall passes.

Those who remember the Governor Gray Davis recall in 2003, will remember that truly anyone can jump into the fray. "Schwarzenegger. We had Gary Coleman. We had Arianna Huffington...a porn star. It was all over the place," Spivak recalls.

Whoever gets the most votes of that group wins the race.