California is headed for one of the most heated political showdowns in state history. Voters have begun to cast ballots in California's gubernatorial recall election on Sept. 14, 2021.

Voter education and voter engagement are key elements of the recall. So, what do you need to know?

Registrar-Recorder and County Clerk Dean Logan, who oversees elections in Los Angeles County, told Inside the Issues host Alex Cohen the ballot is very basic, giving voters just two questions: yes or no on removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, and a choice among 46 candidates to replace him.

"If a majority of voters vote 'yes' on the recall, then that second question is a winner-take-all," he said.

Logan said voting locations will be available starting in early September through Election Day.

"Our goal is to be sure, because we're still dealing with the implications of the pandemic, to ensure that our voters have a safe, secure option that allows them to cast their vote in this election," Logan said.

Here are five things to know:

  • The gubernatorial recall election takes place on Sept. 14
  • There are two questions on the ballot for voters to consider
  • Voters cannot vote for Gov. Gavin Newsom, but they can support him by voting 'no' on the recall
  • Every registered voter will receive a mail-in ballot, but you can also vote in-person starting in early September
  • Forty-six candidates are trying to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom

Visit this website to track your ballot.

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