Lebec, Frazier Park, Cuddy Valley, Pine Mountain Club (Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at 10 p.m.)—Polls may have just closed at 8 p.m., but Associated Press and CNN called the California recall election in favor of Governor Gavin Newsom by 9 p.m. Statewide, the “Keep Newsom, No Recall” votes are 2.7 million ahead of the “Yes, recall him” vote, 5.58 million to 2.83 million, at this hour.
Turnout throughout the state was strong. Even Orange County has voted with a strong majority to reject the recall.
But if Kern County were California, the Newsom family would be packing their bags right now. These are Kern County results at this early hour, with about 60%—434 out of 727—of precincts reporting:
|Recall Question –|
|Completed Precincts: 434 of 727||VOTE COUNT||PERCENTAGE|
Lebec, Frazier Park, Cuddy Valley, Pine Mountain Club (Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021)— Polling places are open today until 8 p.m. for those who wish to vote in person in the recall election for Governor Gavin Newsom. For those who wish to cast their ballot by mail, this is the last day to drop your ballot into any post office “outgoing mail” slot.
In-Person Voting Locations
These are the polling sites open today:
• Frazier Mountain High School (on Falcon Way off Ralphs Road in Lebec);
•Frazier Park Branch Library (on Park Drive in Frazier Park);
•Cuddy Hall (in Lake of the Woods); and
•Pine Mountain Community Christian Church Activity Center (just east of the church).
Polling places are open until 8 p.m.
If you are unsure which polling place you should go to, look at the back of your ballot, the answer is there. You can also call the wonderful people at the Kern County Elections Office (661) 868-3590 or email elections@KernCounty.com to confirm.
Drop Off Filled-Out Ballots At Any US Post Office or Polling Site
Whether you spent your time reviewing 46 candidates running to replace the governor and have filled out your ballot or have adopted the “No and Go” approach suggested by Newsom’s campaign (vote “No” on the recall and don’t bother selecting anyone else)—•Place your ballot in the postage-paid envelope.
•Date and sign the postage paid ballot envelope with your normal signature; then
•Drop it without a stamp at any post office or any polling place in the state.*
Track Your Ballot
You will receive a texted notice that your mailed ballot has been received by the postal service and that it is on the way to the Kern County Elections folks. You can also track your ballot’s progress through the California Secretary of State’s election office.
* This is how it is worded at the state elections office:
- Return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail with prepaid postage as long as it’s postmarked by September 14, 2021 or in-person to a secure ballot drop box, to a voting location or your county elections office by 8:00 p.m. on September 14, 2021.
- In-person voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance to those who need it.
This is part of the September 10, 2021 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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