Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Upcoming Elections


SACRAMENTO – In light of stay-at-home and physical distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to address upcoming local elections.

Three local special elections that have been scheduled for May and June will be held as all-mail ballot elections. Local election officials can also make in-person voting available, to ensure every voter has an opportunity to vote, but only in a manner consistent with public health and safety, including appropriate physical distancing.

The upcoming elections impacted are a May 19, 2020 special recall election in the City of Santa Ana; a June 2, 2020 special municipal election scheduled in the City of Commerce; and a special recall election in the El Rancho Unified School District, also scheduled for June 2, 2020.

A copy of the Governor’s executive order can be found here and the text of the order can be found here.

Learn more about the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response efforts here. Visit for critical steps Californians can take to stay healthy, and resources available to those impacted by the outbreak.

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