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Cast your ballots by Sept. 14 to be counted in special recall election


Leisure World voters are joining the rest of Californians in deciding whether Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office or be replaced by one of 46 contenders. The final day to vote—the official election day—is Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Ballots can be cast in person at Orange County Fire Authority Station 48, 3131 North Gate Road, or dropped in the Orange County Registrar’s official ballot drop box near the Administration Building and the Amphitheater bus hub, or they can be sent via the U.S. Postal Service.

To make sure their mail ballot is counted, voters must sign and date the envelope as directed, and if mailed in, it has to be postmarked by Sept. 14.

Blue or black ink is preferred for marking the ballot because it’s easiest for counting machines to read.

Turnout in special elections is typically low, averaging about 25 percent on previous local issues and contests in Orange County communities, according to the OC Registrar’s Office. Find vote centers and drop box locations, a voter information guide and other information at

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