Highlights for 2020

The recall and primary election will take place on “Super Tuesday,” March 3, 2020, earlier in the year than previous California primary elections. Vote-by-mail ballots, currently 60% of the electorate, are to be sent out February 3.

Santa Cruz County is using a new paper-based voting system in 2020.

Students who live in the City of Santa Cruz (including most UCSC housing) can vote here under state law. Please scroll down for more details.

Step 1: You must be registered to vote at your current address in the City of Santa Cruz.

You can check your voter registration status here.

Until February 17, 2020 (15 days before the primary), you can register to vote, or update your registered address, at https://registertovote.ca.gov/.

If you miss the 15-day deadline, you can still register and vote up to March 3, 2020, at designated locations including 701 Ocean St and UCSC, or (thanks to a new law) at any polling place on election day.

Step 2: Complete your ballot.

Each recall is listed separately with a list of successor candidates. In case any Councilmember is recalled, we have endorsed a successor candidate. We urge our supporters to cast four votes on the ballot, as follows.

Glover Recall Election:
Shall DREW GLOVER be recalled (removed) from the office of Santa Cruz City Councilmember? Please vote NO.

Candidates to succeed Drew Glover if he is recalled: Please vote for Tim Fitzmaurice, University and Prison Teacher.

Krohn Recall Election:
Shall CHRIS KROHN be recalled (removed) from the office of Santa Cruz City Councilmember? Please vote NO.

Candidates to succeed Chris Krohn if he is recalled: Please vote for Katherine Beiers, Retired Librarian.

Step 3: Submit your ballot.

If you are using a mail-in ballot, remember to sign the envelope following all directions. The ballot must be received by March 3, 2020. You can mail it in, or bring it to a polling location.

Attention College Students

By law, as a college student in California, you have a choice of registering to vote at either your college address in California, or your permanent address which may be in another state. You may only be registered and vote in one location. To vote against the recalls, you must be registered to vote in the City of Santa Cruz.

For UCSC campus housing, there are very specific instructions regarding how to format your address on the voter registration form or website. Please go to https://registrar.ucsc.edu/faqs/students/voter-registration.html and show details for I live on campus and use my college mailbox.  What is the correct way to complete the registration form?”