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Important Information Regarding Upcoming November Election

MADERA — A General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. The following offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot:


President and Vice President of the United States

U.S. Representative in Congress, Districts 4 & 16

Member of the Assembly, District 5


Madera County Board of Education, Areas 1, 2 (ST), 4, 5 and 7

Merced Community College District, Area 6

Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District, Areas 3 and 5

Chawanakee Unified School District, Areas 4 and 5

Golden Valley Unified School District, Areas 3 and 5

Madera Unified School District, Areas 1, 3 and 6

Yosemite Unified School District, Areas 1 (ST), 2, 3, and 4

Chowchilla High School District, Areas 1 and 3

Alview-Dairyland Union School District, Areas 3 and 5

Bass Lake School District, Areas 1 (ST), 3, 4 (ST), and 5

Chowchilla Elementary School District, Areas 1 and 5

Raymond-Knowles School District, (two seats at large)


Member of City Council, City of Chowchilla, (three seats at large)

Mayor, City of Madera (at large)

Member of City Council, City of Madera, Districts 2, 4, and 6


Director, Chowchilla Memorial Hospital District, (three seats at large)

Director, Madera Irrigation District, Divisions 2, 4, and 5


City of Madera, Cannabis Business Tax Measure

The following are the filing periods associated with becoming a candidate for the offices listed above:

July 13 to Aug. 7, 2020: Nomination & Declaration of Candidacy Period – All Candidates

Aug. 8 – 12, 2020:  Extended Nomination and Declaration of Candidacy Period. This period extends when incumbent fails to file. Does not apply to office for which there is no incumbent.

Aug. 8 – 17, 2020: Period to Submit Arguments For or Against Measures

Aug. 18 – 28, 2020: Period to Submit Rebuttals to Arguments For or Against Measures

Sep. 7 to Oct. 20: Write-in Candidacy Period

Due to COVID-19, candidates will be required to download forms and handbook from www.votemadera.com.

Candidate filings will be done by appointment only.

Candidates for city offices are required to obtain nomination signatures from voters as part of their qualification to run for office. For more information, call the Elections Division.

Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10515, if there is an insufficient number of nominees, the supervising authority shall make appointments.

Election officials shall make a copy of the materials submitted available for public examination for a period of ten calendar days immediately following the filing deadline for the submission of those documents. Any person may obtain a copy of the materials from the elections official. The elections official may charge a fee to any person obtaining a copy of the material. The fee may not exceed the actual cost incurred by the elections official in providing the copy.

Vote Centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the day of the election.

The boundaries of the voting precincts within the County, the location of the Vote Centers and the names of the officers selected to conduct the election shall be determined by the Registrar of Voters of Madera County.

For more information, contact the Elections Division at 559-675-7720 or toll free at 800-435-0509.

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