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The fire is still burning, but the election is Sept. 14 – here’s what to do in Plumas County

Editor’s note: This article was submitted by the League of Women Voters of Plumas County in order to provide information to voters on the recall election. 


The 2021 California Governor Recall Election is on Tuesday, Sept. 14. California voters will decide whether or not to recall Governor Gavin Newsom from office.

All registered voters should have received a ballot for the Recall Election by now; however, due to the Dixie Fire, mail delivery in the County has been disrupted.

The Plumas County Elections Division is attempting to contact residents who may have been displaced and mail them a new ballot at a different address. In addition, the Elections Division website (https://www.plumascounty.us/155/Where-Do-I-Vote) has information provided by the USPS regarding postal delivery changes.

Residents who have not been contacted by the Elections Division and would like to receive a ballot by mail should contact the Plumas County Elections Office at (530) 283-6256 or email them at [email protected].

Residents who have their ballot should mark the ballot and seal it inside the envelope provided, then sign and date the envelope. Ballots can be mailed in if they are postmarked by Election Day, Tuesday, Sept. 14. Alternatively, residents can drop off their ballot in the Ballot Box in front of the Plumas County Courthouse at 520 Main Street in Quincy, or drop the ballot off at the Plumas County Elections Office inside the Courthouse in Room 102.

Residents may also obtain a ballot and vote in person at the Elections Office in Room 102 of the Plumas County Courthouse at 520 Main Street in Quincy. The Elections Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As the election date gets closer, there may not be sufficient time for mail delivery of ballots so voting in person may be the best option.

There will be two questions on the ballot:

1) Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor)?

You can vote “yes” or “no”.

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

Voters do not need to answer both questions.

A voter can answer just the first or second question, or both.

If more than 50 percent of voters say “no” to the first question, the governor remains in office.

If more than 50 percent of voters say “yes” to the first question, the person who gets the most votes on the second question becomes the governor.

A replacement candidate does NOT need more than 50 percent of the votes to win, they simply need more votes than any of the other candidates.


The deadline to drop off ballots or vote in person is Tuesday, Sept. 14.

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