September 14, 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election

California Gubernatorial Recall Election 

The California Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing recalls for state officers, including for constitutional offices (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, etc.), state legislators, and justices of the Supreme and Appellate Courts. Local recalls are overseen by county or city elections officials.

The recall process is outlined in the California Constitution (Article II, Sections 13-19) and the California Elections Code (Sections 11000-11110, 11300-11386).

The recall has been part of California’s political system since 1911. It provides a mechanism for the public to attempt to remove elected public officials from office before the end of their term of office. Before a recall election can be initiated, a certain number of voters must sign a recall petition within a specified amount of time.

Click here for information regarding the September 14, 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Ballot.  

The Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will be conducting the Gubernatorial Recall Election for the County.  Visit for information.

VBM Drop Box Overview
The Vote by Mail period officially begins on Monday, August 16 through Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, 2021. All registered voters can expect to receive Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots starting on Monday, August 16. The opening of VBM Drop Boxes starts on Friday, August 13 and all Drop Boxes will be open by Monday, August 16. On Election Day, all Drop Boxes will be locked at 8:00 pm.

VBM Drop Box Locations
Voters were provided with the Drop Box locations near their residence on their VBM packet. Voters can also find all Drop Box locations (as well as Vote Centers) on the County’s website at VBM Drop Box Locator Tool.

VBM Drop Box Locations in the City  

  • Monterey Park City Hall 
     320 W. Newmark Ave., Monterey Park CA 91754

  • Sierra Vista Park
     311 N. Rural Dr., Monterey Park CA 91755 

  • East Los Angeles College
     1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park CA 91754 

Vote Centers in the City 

  • Union Church LA, Extension Room
     201 S. New Ave., Monterey Park CA 91755
     September 4 - September 13: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
     September 14: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Langley Senior Center, Friends Room (1 Day Only)
     400 W. Newmark Ave., Monterey Park CA 91754
     September 13, 2021, 9 am – 3 pm

Ballot Retrieval 
Ballots will be securely collected on a daily basis at each VBM Drop Box by RR/CC staff members throughout the voting period.

Ballot Tracking 
Voters can track their VBM ballot every step of the way. They can subscribe to receive real-time tracking notifications by text, email or voicemail. They can go to to get started. 

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s office via email the City Clerk or by phone at 626-307-1359.