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How does a recall work?

Recalling an elected official is an exacting process with critical requirements and deadlines, but it is not impossible. In the not too distant past, a special district official and school district officials were recalled in Humboldt County. There are several sources of information including a guide prepared by local elections officials, another prepared by the Secretary of State, and finally the ultimate source - state laws.

View a recall guide (PDF) and its table of contents. The guide has more links to other sites with additional information.

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1. Where is the Office of Elections located?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. How can I vote using a vote-by-mail ballot?
4. What does the Secretary of State do?
5. How does a recall work?
6. Why am I in a mail-ballot precinct?
7. Why does my polling place move?