In addition to this effort to bring back Governor Newsom, only one other person, Gray Davis, who tried to bring back Governor of California, has reached the election. And California is the only place where the governor’s recall voted twice. So how does the process work?
A sufficient number of registered voters, equivalent to 12% of the turnout of the last governor’s election, must sign the recall petition. The organizer does not need to explain the reason for the recall, but in many cases it does. The petition must include at least 1 percent of the last vote for offices in at least 5 counties. Proposers have 160 days to collect signatures.
Next, the signature needs to be inspected and verified by the Secretary of State of California. If the petition meets the threshold (in this case a valid signature of 1,495,709), the signing voter can change his mind within 30 business days.