MADERA COUNTY — With the June 7th election fast approaching, and the desire to participate at record highs across the state, some residents are still awaiting the arrival of their absentee ballots, which have yet to show up in their mailboxes.
A call to the Madera County Elections Division shed some light on the issue, and offered solutions for those who have not yet received their ballots.
Elections Division Manager Stephanie Sibley says that an inadvertent error made by the vendor processing the mailings caused the street address, rather than a P.O. Box number, to be printed on some of the ballot envelopes.
“This affected a limited number of voters, and we encourage anyone who has not yet received a ballot to contact our office immediately, and we will mail another ballot out to them the same day,” says Sibley, who adds that her office will be open this Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. if residents wish to stop in and pick up a ballot. They are located on the first floor of the Government Building, 200 West 4th Street in Madera. The number to call for a ballot is 559-675-7720.
If time runs out, and election day arrives without a voter having received a ballot, they can still vote by provisional ballot at their polling place.