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County clerks: Don't hold Newsom recall before mid-September

Any earlier and they say they can't guarantee enough paper to print ballots.
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FILE - In this June 3, 2021 file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questions during a news conference outside a restaurant in San Francisco. Six weeks after California officials announced that Newsom would face an almost certain recall election, the contest remains framed by uncertainty even the date when it might take place is unclear. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — California’s county elections officials are urging the lieutenant governor not to schedule the expected recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom before mid-September. 

Any earlier and they say they can't guarantee enough paper to print ballots.

The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials' concerns are detailed in a Monday letter. 

The election date remains uncertain, with several convoluted steps before it's certified to go before voters. But Democrats in the Legislature are trying to speed up the process. 

County clerks say they need time to train poll workers, buy the necessary paper and handle other logistical tasks.

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