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Governor Newsom signs executive order on upcoming elections 


California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a recent press conference.

–In light of stay-at-home and physical distancing orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California 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, Newsom announced in a press release. 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, special recall election in the City of Santa Ana; a June 2, 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.

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

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

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