By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — If they haven’t arrived already, vote-by-mail ballots are on their way to California mailboxes this week, opening up the early voting period ahead of the Sept. 14 recall election.

CBSLA Special Section: The Sept 14th Recall Election

READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard

A ballot for a recall election seeking to remove California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) is seen in Los Angeles, August 15, 2021. – The California Gubernatorial election will take place on September 14, 2021. Forty-six candidates, including nine Democrats and 24 Republicans, are running in the election. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Early voting began Monday. Each ballot comes with a postage-paid envelope and is valid as long as it is postmarked by Election Day on Sept. 14. Ballots can also be turned into any county registrar’s ballot drop-box no later than the close of polls on Election Day.

READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County

Ballots that have been submitted can be tracked via text, email or voice status alerts at wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov.

MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing

California residents who need to register to vote can do so online at registertovote.ca.gov.