top of page

Santa Clara County Registered Voters: Here is your Voter's Choice Act locations for your area

The California Gubernatorial Recall Election is now; here are some voter locations in your area

By ONME Newswire

Santa Clara County is a Voter's Choice Act area:

The Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) requires each participating county to create an Election Administration Plan (EAP) through a process of public input and public hearings. The EAP is required to describe how the county will administer elections under the VCA and include their plans to educate and outreach to the public. Counties are also required to translate their EAP into all languages that have been assigned to them by the California Secretary of State. State law requires the Secretary of State to accept, reject or accept with modifications the education and outreach provisions of the EAP, as well as to post each county’s EAP on our website. All counties that adopted the Voter's Choice Act for the 2020 election cycle are currently working on completing their EAP.

On September 14, 2021, the State of California will hold a Gubernatorial Recall Election for Governor Newsom's seat. All 58 counties in California are participating in a mail-in ballot election; registered voters can mail in their ballots, drop them off at secure ballot box locations or visit their main election's office to register to vote and receive a printed ballot for the upcoming recall election. Voters should return their vote-by-mail ballots by mail with prepaid postage as long as it is postmarked by September 14, 2021 or in-person to a secure ballot drop box, to a voting location or your county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on September 14, 2021.

The recall ballot will ask two questions:

1) Do you want to recall Governor Newsom?


2) If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him? (vote from the 46

candidates listed)

  • If 50% or more vote NO, the governor would remain in office.

  • If more than 50% vote YES, the governor would be removed from office and the person with the most votes would replace him.

Shannon Bushey, Registrar of Voters

1555 Berger Drive, Bldg. 2

San Jose, CA 95112

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 611360

San Jose, CA 95161-1360

(408) 299-8683

(866) 430-8683

(408) 998-7314 Fax

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


More about the Voter's Choice Act

The California Voter’s Choice Act modernizes elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a model which provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters.

This election model allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by:

  • Mailing every voter a ballot

  • Expanding in-person early voting

  • Allowing voters to cast a ballot at any vote center within their county

The California Voter’s Choice Act became law in 2016 to make voting more convenient and accessible.

  • You choose HOW you vote: Whether using the mail, a drop box or a vote center, you choose the method that works best for you.

  • You choose WHEN you vote: Instead of just one day to vote, you can vote in person during an 11-day period — including weekends — ending on Election Day.

  • You choose WHERE you vote: You can vote in person at any Vote Center in your county.

  • You get the SUPPORT you need: Vote Center staff will be there to help you have a great voting experience, including providing assistance in multiple languages and helping voters with disabilities.


bottom of page