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 Escalon and the surrounding area on Election Day.
Escalon City Hall has a ballot drop box in the lobby and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
The drop box is available for voters to return their ballot and officials said the lobby at City Hall, 2060 McHenry, will be open for extended hours on Tuesday, Sept. 14 for drop offs. The lobby will be available for ballot returns from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Polling places open locally on Tuesday, Sept. 14 include the front lobby at Escalon First Baptist Church, 1511 Catherine Way; Van Allen Elementary School, old cafeteria, 21051 State Highway 120; and United Methodist Church, 25626 Elm St., Farmington, in Stephens Hall. Those locations will be open for voters only on the actual Election Day, Sept. 14, with the polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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.