The Gubernatorial Recall Election is Tuesday, Sept. 14 and voters can return their ballots by mail, at a local Drop Box or go to polling places in Oakdale on Election Day.
Vote centers for in-person voting are open from Saturday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; open on Election Day on Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Those centers include Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale and Stanislaus Culinary Arts Institute, 1040 Wakefield Drive, Oakdale. That site also is a curbside drop box location, open Monday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Burchell Nursery, 12000 Highway 120, Oakdale is an outdoor ballot drop box location, open 24 hours daily, through 8 p.m. on Sept. 14.
Indoor ballot drop boxes are available at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave.; and Save Mart, 1449 E. F St., Oakdale. See the specific locations for hours.
The recall ballot can also be returned by mail; it is postage paid and must be postmarked by Sept. 14.
The ballot itself features two questions. The first asks whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled; the second asks if he is recalled, who do you want to replace him.
If 50 percent or more of the voters vote ‘no’ on the ballot, the governor will remain in office.
If more than 50 percent vote ‘yes’ in the election, the governor will be recalled and the candidate on the ballot receiving the most votes will replace him.
Voters can choose to vote on either or both of the ballot questions.