Special Recall Election Voter Guide
On October 7, 2003, Californians will go to the polls for the first gubernatorial recall election in state history. In 1911, the California Constitution was changed to give the people the right to recall their state elected officials. There have been 31 previous attempts to recall governors, none of which actually reached the ballot.
The ballot will consist of two recall related questions, the first asking whether or not to remove Governor Davis from office, and the second asking who should replace Davis if he is recalled. If Governor Davis is recalled, the new governor will take office immediately following certification of the election results.
CVF's nonpartisan Special Recall Election Voter Guide features links to basic information about the recall election; links to pro and anti-recall organizations and campaign finance committees; a compilation of recall news resources; a list of gubernatorial candidate web sites and campaign finance committees; and pages for each of the two propositions including summaries, official proponents and opponents, and links to additional nonpartisan resources.
A number of counties in California will be using new voting equipment for the October 7th election, and CVF recommends that voters find out what type of technology will be used in their polling places before going to the polls. CVF's voting technology resources page, directory of California voting systems, and map of voting equipment are good places to start. As always, we welcome your feedback, and we hope you find this Special Recall Election Voter Guide helpful.
The last day to register to vote in the recall election was September 22nd.
|From the California Voter Foundation|
|County Election Offices Roster|
|Voting Questions and Answers|
|Recall election "primer" for voters and journalists|
|Map of voting equipment to be used Oct. 7th|
|County-by-county directory of voting systems|
|From the California Secretary of State|
|Voter Information Guide|
|My Vote Counts!|
|FAQ about the Election|
|Information Page on the Recall|
|FAQ about the Recall Process|
|Recall Election News|
|Rough and Tumble's daily summary of recall news stories|
|Contra Costa Times politics page|
|KQED radio & TV, including the "Vote by Issue" quiz|
|Los Angeles Times recall page, including "Faces of the Recall"|
|Orange County Register recall page|
|Sacramento Bee recall page|
|San Diego Union-Tribune recall page|
|San Francisco Chronicle politics page|
|San Jose Mercury News politics page|
|New York Times - California Recall election coverage|
|Washington Post recall page|
|Pro Recall Organizations|
|Recall Gray Davis|
|Anti Recall Organizations|
|Beat the Recall|
|Republicans Against the Recall|
|Follow the Money|
|Recall Committees' campaign finance statements, from Cal-Access|
|All electronically filed campaign finance reports, by date|
|Additional Nonpartisan Resources|
|Easy Reading Voter Guide|
|Project Vote Smart|
|Recall Money Watch.com|
|Smart Voter (from the League of Women Voters)|
This page was first published on August 6, 2003 | Last updated on October 6, 2003
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