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The Communications Department oversees all media relations for the California Secretary of State’s office and keeps the public informed of the latest news from the agency’s various divisions: Elections, Business Programs, Political Reform and State Archives. Media representatives interested in information about the Secretary of State’s office or obtaining interviews should call (916) 653-6575 or email sos.press@sos.ca.gov.

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September 2021 Ballot Return Updates

(Data as of 09/13/21)

To view the latest September 2021 Ballot Return Statistics as a PDF, click here.

To view the latest September 2021 Ballot Return Statistics as an Excel document, click here.

September 2021 In-Person Voting Updates

(Data as of 09/13/21)

To view the latest September 2021 In-Person Voting Statistics as a PDF, click here.

To view the latest September 2021 In-Person Voting Statistics as an Excel document, click here.

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Number Date Title
SW21:051 09/16/2021 California Secretary of State Issues Unprocessed Ballots Report for September 14, 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election
SW21:050 09/16/2021 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
SW21:049 09/14/2021 Polls now Closed in California
SW21:048 09/14/2021 Election Day in California, Polls Now Open
SW21:047 09/13/2021 California Secretary of State Certifies Assembly District 18 Special General Election Results
SW21:046 09/13/2021 California Secretary of State Partners with Snapchat to Remind Young Voters to Vote with Statewide Lens on Election Day
SW21:045 09/10/2021 California Secretary of State Releases Final Report of Registration Ahead of September 14, 2021 CA Gubernatorial Recall Election
SW21:044 09/03/2021 Secretary of State Weber Certifies Write-in Candidates List for September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election
SW21:043 08/12/2021 Secretary of State Weber Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 2, 2021 Odd Year Elections
SW21:042 08/12/2021 California Secretary of State Releases July 16, 2021 Report of Registration
SW21:041 08/02/2021 Secretary of State Shirley Weber Launches the 2021 Ballot Bowl: Registration Rumble
Media Advisory 08/02/2021 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for November 2, 2021 Odd Year Elections
SW21:040 07/21/2021 SOS Announces Outcome of Challenges to Ballot Designations and Inclusion of Candidates on Recall Ballot
SW21:039 07/21/2021 Secretary of State Shirley Weber Certifies Replacement Candidate List for September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election
SW21:038 07/19/2021 New Measure Eligible for California’s November 2022 Ballot
SW21:037 07/19/2021 Secretary of State Weber Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election
SW21:036 07/17/2021 Secretary of State Shirley Weber Releases Statewide Voter Information Guide for Public Review
SW21:035 07/17/2021 Secretary of State Weber Issues Notice to Candidates for September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall
Media Advisory 07/09/2021 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for September 14, 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election
SW21:034 07/06/2021 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
SW21:033 07/01/2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Candidate Filing Deadline Announced
SW21:032 07/01/2021 SOS Certifies Gubernatorial Recall Petition
SW21:031 06/25/2021 Secretary Weber Applauds US DOJ Action to Protect Voting Rights in Georgia
SW21:030 06/25/2021 State Archives Launches Virtual Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Exhibit
SW21:029 06/25/2021 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
SW21:028 06/23/2021 SOS: Counties Report Total Withdrawn Recall Signatures; Enough Remain to Initiate Recall Election
SW21:027 06/15/2021 Secretary of State Announces Qualifications for Potential Recall Candidates
SW21:026 06/11/2021 California Secretary of State Postpones Go-Live Date for Cal-Access Replacement System
SW21:025 06/01/2021 Secretary Weber Addresses Inaugural Meeting of Reparations Task Force
SW21:024 05/27/2021 California Secretary of State Certifies Assembly District 54 Special Primary Election Results
SW21:023 05/27/2021 New Measure Eligible for California’s November 2022 Ballot
SW21:022 05/17/2021 Secretary of State Garners International Merit Award for eForms Online Innovation
SW21:021 05/12/2021 Secretary of State Weber Certifies Candidates for Assembly District 18 Special Primary Election
SW21:020 05/07/2021 Secretary of State Weber Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 29, 2021 Assembly District 18 Special Primary Election
Media Advisory 04/28/2021 Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber To Host Virtual Informational Briefing on Remote Online Notarization
Media Advisory 04/27/2021 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 29, 2021 Assembly District 18 Special Primary Election
SW21:019 04/26/2021 Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Announces Threshold Met to Trigger Recall, Signature Withdrawal Period
SW21:018 04/16/2021 California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Statement on Signing Bipartisan Letter to CISA Secretary Mayorkas and Acting Director Wales
SW21:017 04/15/2021 California Secretary of State Certifies Assembly District 79 Special Primary Election Results
SW21:016 04/07/2021 Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Issues Supplement to the Statement of the Vote for the November 3, 2020 General Election
SW21:015 04/05/2021 California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber Announces Appointments of Office’s Executive Team
SW21:014 04/02/2021 Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation
SW21:013 03/30/2021 Secretary of State Weber Certifies Candidates for Assembly District 54 Special Primary Election
SW21:012 03/25/2021 Secretary of State Weber Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for May 18, 2021 Assembly District 54 Special Primary Election
SW21:011 03/19/2021 California Secretary of State Releases February 10, 2021 Report of Registration
Media Advisory 03/15/2021 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for May 18, 2021 Assembly District 54 Special Primary Election
SW21:010 03/11/2021 California Secretary of State Certifies Senate District 30 Special Primary Election Results
SW21:009 03/09/2021 Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Appoints Reginald Fair Deputy Secretary of State for Operations
SW21:008 03/08/2021 California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Statement on Executive Order Issued by President Biden on Promoting Access to Voting
SW21:007 03/01/2021 Secretary of State Weber Releases Women on Boards March Report
SW21:006 02/24/2021 Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Appoints Lisa Martin Chief Deputy
SW21:005 02/18/2021 Secretary of State Weber Appoints Dr. Abby K. Wood to FPPC
SW21:004 02/17/2021 Secretary of State Weber Certifies Candidates for Assembly District 79 Special Primary Election
SW21:003 02/12/2021 Secretary of State Weber Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 6, 2021 Assembly District 79 Special Primary Election
Media Advisory 02/02/2021 Secretary of State’s Office to Conduct Randomized Alphabet Drawing for April 6, 2021 Assembly District 79 Special Primary Election
SW21:002 02/02/2021 California State Archives Launches Virtual Mini Tours
SW21:001 01/29/2021 Governor Newsom Swears in Dr. Shirley N. Weber as California Secretary of State
JS21:002 01/22/2021 New Referendum Qualified for California's November 2022 Ballot
JS21:001 01/22/2021 Secretary of State’s Office Issues Report on Same Day Voter Registration and Vote-by-Mail Ballot Rejection Rates
AP21:003 01/18/2021 Alex Padilla Resigns as California Secretary of State; James Schwab to Serve as Interim Secretary
AP21:002 01/14/2021 Secretary of State Alex Padilla Certifies Candidates for State Senate District 30 Special Primary Election
AP21:001 01/08/2021 Secretary of State Padilla Announces Results of Randomized Alphabet Drawing for March 2, 2021 State Senate District 30 Special Primary Election