Recall Newsom effort collects more than 1.5M signatures

Those behind the effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom say they have collected the number of signatures needed to get a special election on the ballot.

It was confirmed Friday they had gathered a little over 1.5 million signatures. However, those signatures will still need to be verified by the secretary of state’s office.

Each of the state’s 58 county registrar’s offices verifies signatures from petitioners in their respective counties. The group collecting petitions takes the signed forms to each registrar’s office. Workers then compare the signed form to the electronic voter record on file.

March 17. Counties then have until April 29 to certify the results of their verification of signatures.

Once the California secretary of state determines that the campaign has collected enough valid signatures, a recall election will be scheduled to allow voters to decide if they want Newsom to stay in office or not.

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