Special Election - September 2021


YIMBY Action members across the state, including Santa Cruz YIMBY members, have overwhelmingly voted to support Governor Gavin Newsom in the special recall election.

The recall election will determine whether Governor Newsom, the California governor elected in 2019, will end his term early—this year—through a one-off recall election. By voting no on the recall, voters allow Governor Newsom to complete his four-year term.

Losing Governor Newsom would be a major setback for the pro-housing movement and would derail our legislative priorities. Without a pro-housing voice in the governor’s office, our work on the California Housing Element would be undermined at every turn. This critical process will help us build millions of homes in California — but only with pro-housing leadership at the top!

Critical information for voters:

  • Ballots will be mailed out on August 16th. Your ballot should arrive any day now.
  • We encourage you to vote as soon as you receive your ballot. The last day to vote is September 14th.
  • Make sure you SIGN & DATE the return envelope.
  • You can also submit your ballot in person. Check out the Secretary of State’s website for more information. If you plan to vote in person, take the ballot you received in the mail with you. Otherwise, you will have to complete a provisional ballot.