On April 23, Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber announced the threshold of verified signatures reported by counties has been met for the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The valid signatures in the 10th report filed by activist Orrin Heatlie total 1,626,042, exceeding the 1,495,709 signatures required.
“This now triggers the next phase of the recall process, a 30-business-day period in which voters may submit written requests to county Registrars of Voters to remove their names from the recall petition,” Weber said. “A recall election will be held unless a sufficient number of signatures are withdrawn.”
Any voter who signed the petition may provide a written request to their county elections official to have their signature removed before June 8.
The request must include: Voter’s name, residence address (at time of signing the recall petition) and voter’s signature.
The Santa Cruz County elections official is County Clerk Tricia Webber.
In Santa Cruz County, 6,378 signatures were validated, and 1,254 invalidated.
If, after this period, the recall election still has a sufficient number of signatures, the Department of Finance will have 30 business days to estimate the cost of the election. Following that, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee will have 30 calendar days to review and comment on those estimates before the Lieutenant Governor sets the date for the recall election.
Recall FAQs: elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/recalls/newsom-faqs.pdf