Malibu voters have the opportunity to cast ballots in the statewide “California Gubernatorial Recall Election” by mail or in-person from September 4 through election day, Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

“Whatever your choices may be, I encourage all eligible Malibu residents to participate in the upcoming election, exercise your rights and make sure Malibu is represented,” said Mayor Paul Grisanti.

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, which operates elections in the County, including in Malibu, offers information and assistance to voters, including instructions on how to vote by mail or in-person, Vote Center locations, Vote by Mail Dropbox locations, voting in multiple languages, voting for people with access and functional needs, and safely voting during the COVID-19 pandemic.


All registered voters in the state will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot. L.A. County encourages voters to stay home and vote using their mail-in ballot as a safe choice to avoid the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while voting. However, for some individuals it will still be preferable to vote in-person. Wherever in-person voting is offered, elections will follow the State and County’s COVID-19 public health and safety guidance to provide a safe voting environment.

If you must enter a voting location, please wear a mask, maintain appropriate physical distance from people not from your household and use hand sanitizer before approaching the check-in station and after voting. Follow any additional guidance provided at the voting location.


In L.A. County, elections have been upgraded from polling places to Vote Centers. Voters can cast a ballot in-person at any Vote Center in the County for 11 days, September 4 through Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, 8 p.m. Vote Centers look and feel like polling places, but provide additional modern features to make voting easy and convenient and more inclusive and accessible, including on-site, same day voter registration. The new Vote Centers feature digital, interactive ballot marking devices that are accessible to hearing and vision impaired people, and non-English speakers. Watch a video on how to cast your ballot in person at a Vote Center using the interactive ballot marking devices:

Save Time at the Vote Center with an Interactive Sample Ballot

The Interactive Sample Ballot is an optional tool that allows voters to access, review and mark their selections in advance before going to a Vote Center. The Interactive Sample Ballot is NOT online voting and does not store any identifiable information, once you access your Sample Ballot all of your selections are saved on your phone, computer or personal device.


Eleven-Day Vote Center — Malibu City Hall – Council Chambers/Theater, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265. September 4 – September 13: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. September 14: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Four-Day Vote Center — (Former) Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, 30237 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA 90265. September 11 – September 13: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. September 14: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

One-Day Flex Vote Center — Michael Landon Center at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265. September 7: 1 p.m. -7 p.m.

Early Voting at County Registrar-Recorder/Clerk Headquarters

The Norwalk Headquarters is available for early voting 29 days prior to every election for voting in-person or by dropping off a completed ballot at the Ballot Drop Box outside of the building on the north side. All in-person voting must adhere by all COVID-19 public health and safety guidelines including wearing a facemask while inside.

Norwalk Headquarters – 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed weekends and holidays)

Election Day, September 14: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Vote by Mail Drop Boxes

A 24-hour, secure Vote by Mail Ballot Drop Box is located outside of the Malibu Library at 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265, through election day, marked with highly visible official identification. Vote by Mail ballots may also be dropped off at any Vote Center or Vote by Mail Drop Box in the County. Drop Boxes are available beginning 29 days before, and up to Election Day at 8:00 PM. Drop Boxes are bolted securely in place and have security features. Ballots are picked up regularly by election workers. Search for all Vote Center locations in L.A. County:


Check live updated election results at

Track your ballot at


For all voter information for Los Angeles County, including how to request ballots or sample ballots, language and access and functional needs assistance, checking your voter registration, registering to vote, and more, visit or call (800) 815-2666.

Matt Myerhoff, Media Information Officer