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Oakhurst Vote Center to Remain Open During Public Safety Power Shutoff

Madera, CA – The Madera County Registrar of Voters has announced that the Oakhurst Vote Center will remain open during all public safety power outages.  PG&E has notified County officials that the public safety power shutoff throughout Eastern Madera County will likely last through midday Tuesday.

“We always have a contingency plan in place,” explained Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters.  “In addition to arranging for generators to be on hand from now until Election Day, we have deployed the Mobile Vote Center to Eastern Madera County and it is in place now.”

The Oakhurst Vote Center, located at the Oakhurst Community Center, is the County’s second busiest vote center.  Opened on October 24th, the Oakhurst Vote Center will remain open daily from 8am until 5pm and 7am through 8pm on November 3rd.

“Voters should not wait to vote, especially those in Eastern Madera County,” stated Martinez.  “We were already anticipating long lines and considerable wait times later in the week.  With power outages, the wait may be even longer.  Voters who want to vote in person in the mountains should vote sooner rather than later.  Lines are typically shorter earlier in the week, but as we get closer to the last day, the lines are going to be long.”

In addition to the two vote centers in Oakhurst and Madera, five more vote centers will open on October 31st and be open for four days in a row including the weekend.

For a complete list of vote center locations and hours, please visit www.votemadera.com or call the voter hotline at (800) 435-0509.

La información electoral está disponible en Español y Punjabi. Comuníquese con la División de Elecciones al (800) 435-0509 para obtener más información.

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