Voter Resources

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This page provides general information about upcoming elections; how, when, and where to vote, as well as information about registering to vote. It also includes a number of non-partisan election guides to refer to when researching candidates and issues on the ballot.

Upcoming Elections

Gubernatorial Recall Election 2021 – September 14, 2021

CA Secretary of State Information

Important Dates

  • August 16, 2021 - First day to vote-by-mail. This date is also the first day that county elections offices will begin mailing ballots.
  • August 30, 2021 - Last day to register to vote. However, you can “conditionally” register and vote after this date and up to and including Election Day. Click here for more information.
  • September 14, 2021 - Election Day (Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.)

Official Voter Information Guide

Who & What Will Be on the Ballot?

There are two (2) recall contests on the ballot; the recall of Governor Gavin Newson and Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch. There will also be a question for City of Rohnert Park residents regarding the sale and use of fireworks in the city. Please visit the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters website for more information.

Regarding the gubernatorial recall:

According to the CA Secretary of State Website, the recall ballot will ask:

  1. Do you want to recall Governor Newsom?
  2. If the governor is recalled, who do you want to replace him?

If 50% or more vote NO, the governor would remain in office.

If more than 50% vote YES, the governor would be removed from office and the person with the most votes would replace him.

Voter Registration Lookup

Are you registered to vote? Find out by using one of these options:

If you are not registered to vote:

  • National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – Learn about this nonpartisan celebration and register to vote while you are there!
  • Register to Vote Online
  • Voting Registration Application
  • Check Your Voter Status
  • Voter Hotline:
    (800) 345-VOTE (8683) or click here for hotlines for languages other than English
  • Register in Person:
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    435 Fiscal Drive
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Voters Registering Overseas:
    Register to vote by using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form no later than 15 days prior to an election.
  • Accessibility Assistance:
    • TDD for Hearing Impaired: (707) 565-6888
    • Email
    • Phone: (707) 565-3800
      Fax: (707) 565-3905
      CA Relay Service: 711
    • Contact: Victoria Willard, ADA Coordinator
      Phone: (707) 565-2331
      Fax: (707) 565-3770

How & Where to Vote

Voting

Voting Options After a Disaster

  • Email
  • Phone: (707) 565-6800

Election Contacts – Sonoma County & State of California

  • Sonoma County Election Office
    Deva Marie Proto, County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters
    Phone: (707) 565-6800
    Toll Free in CA only: (800) 750-8683
  • California Secretary of State Election Division
    California Secretary of State: Dr. Shirley N. Weber
    Email
  • California Secretary of State Investigative Services
    If you believe that you are a victim of election fraud or have witnessed a criminal violation of the California Elections code, you may use the Election Voter Complaint Form to report the violation:
    • Submit the online form
    • Download the form in English or Español
    • Mail form to:
      California Secretary of State Investigative Services 1500
      11th St, 2nd Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
    • Fax form to (916) 653-8728

Election Guides / Non-Partisan Voter Information

Research Candidates and Issues:

  • League of Women Voters of Sonoma County
    “Encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. Influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.”
    Email
    Phone: (707) 546-5943
  • Maplight
    “A nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics.”
  • National Association of Secretaries of State, Initiative #TrustedInfo
    “In Nov. 2019, NASS originally launched #TrustedInfo2020—an education effort to promote election officials as the trusted sources of election information. Due to the initiative's success, NASS will continue the campaign under #TrustedInfo.”
  • Nonprofit VOTE
    “Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.”
  • Vote 411
    “Personalized Voting Information.”
  • Vote.org
    “Vote.org is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan voting registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) technology platform in America.”
  • Voter’s Edge California
    “A comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California.”