How to watch the California recall

How to watch the California recall
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It’s Election Day in California, where voters are deciding the recall fate of Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The ballot features two questions. The first question asks voters whether or not to recall Newsom. The second gives voters a choice between more than 40 candidates about who should replace him, if he is recalled.

While many have already voted early by mail or in person — ballots arrived in the mailboxes of every registered California voter last month — others will cast their ballots Tuesday.

Here’s everything you need to know about when polls close and how to watch CNN’s special coverage.

What time does CNN’s coverage start?

“Election Night in America” will stream live for subscribers via CNNgo ( and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. “Election Night in America” will be available on demand beginning September 14 via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platforms and CNN mobile apps.

Special TV coverage on CNN begins at 10 p.m. ET.

Election Resources

CNN Politics has several California recall election-related resources available to readers:

What times do polls close?

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT (10 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET).

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