FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2021
SOS Press Office
SOS Announces Outcome of Challenges to Ballot Designations and Inclusion of Candidates on Recall Ballot
SACRAMENTO, CA – On July 17th, 2021, the California Secretary of State posted the Notice to Candidates, which included the candidates who fulfilled the requirements to appear on the ballot for the Gubernatorial Recall Election and provided an opportunity to challenge in court ballot designations and inclusion of candidates on the ballot.
The period to challenge the content of the Notice of Candidates closed today at 5:00 p.m. Below are the outcomes in legal challenges to ballot designations and inclusion of candidates on the ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office will comply with the rulings in all cases.
Elder v. Weber and Chu v. Weber: Larry Elder's petition was granted by the court and he will appear on the ballot as a replacement candidate.
In light of the today’s hearing where the court determined that Election Code 8902 did not apply to the recall election, we have added Joe Symmon and Kevin Kaul to the certified list of recall candidates.
Faulconer v. Weber: Kevin Faulconer’s petition to appear as a “retired mayor” was denied by the court and he will appear on the recall ballot as a “businessman/educator.”
Paffrath v. Weber: Kevin Paffrath’s petition to appear on the ballot as Kevin “Meet Kevin” Paffrath was denied by the court. He will appear on the recall ballot as Kevin Paffrath.
Furin v. Weber: The case was resolved without a hearing. Rhonda Furin will appear on the recall ballot as a replacement candidate.