Madera, CA – County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez is announcing several early in-person voting opportunities for Madera County voters by utilizing a recently purchased state of the art Mobile Vote Center. The new vehicle offers multiple in-person early voting opportunities.
“Voters have the right to vote in person if they want to,” stated Martinez. “To help keep voters safe we are offering more opportunities to vote in person earlier than ever before.”
The Mobile Vote Center is just that, a vote center on wheels that, when deployed, offers all the services that a normal vote center offers.
“We know there are going to be long lines at voter centers,” explained Martinez. “The longer voters wait to vote, the longer the lines will be. I would not be surprised if voters have to wait for hours in line on the last day to vote, November 3rd. The Mobile Vote Center will allow voters to vote early and avoid those lines.
The Mobile Vote Center will be unveiled at the Madera County Government Center during the Board of Supervisors meeting on October 6th before heading to Eastern Madera County for its first three deployments. The Mobile Vote Center will be at the Coarsegold Historic Village on October 7th from 2pm – 5pm, at the North Fork Tribal Government Office (Road 222) on October 8th from 3pm to 6pm and in the Oakhurst Chase Bank parking lot on October 10th from 11am to 3pm.
“The Creek Fire has wreaked havoc on Eastern Madera County,” said Martinez. “I chose to deploy it to the areas most affected by the fire first so that voters who have been displaced or who are concerned about getting their ballot in the mail can vote early and won’t have to worry about going to a vote center during peak times.”
The Mobile Vote Center will return to Madera for deployments at the Pan American Community Center on October 11th from 1pm to 4pm and at Town and Country Park on October 13th from 3pm to 6pm.
For additional information about voting or the locations and hours of vote centers in Madera County voters are encouraged to visit www.votemadera.com or call the Elections Office at (800) 435-0509. Voters can sign up to track their vote by mail ballot at www.wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov. The tracking service is free of charge to all California voters.