MADERA COUNTY – All registered voters in Madera County will be receiving their Official Ballots in the mail for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election beginning Oct. 8, says Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters.
As a Voter’s Choice Act county, voters have more choices for voting and returning their ballots, Martinez says.
“Great news! Starting with this election, you will no longer have to place a stamp on your ballot envelope to return your ballot through the US Mail – we’ve got it covered,” says Martinez.
Voted ballots may also be returned at any secure ballot drop box or at any Vote Center in Madera County.
Remember, you do not have to vote the ballot that is mailed to you. You can vote in person at any Vote Center. The back pages of your County Voter Information Guide list the ballot drop box and Vote Center locations, dates and hours of operation. Voters are encouraged to avoid long lines, and vote before election day.
When voting, follow the instructions provided with your ballot. Mark your ballot with blue or black ink only. Do not use red ink. Do not use pencil. Most importantly, be sure to sign the blue return envelope under the red section and arrow.
Voted ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before election day and received within three days after the election to be considered timely.
To check the status of your Vote by Mail Ballot online, visit the website at www.votemadera.com.
For more information, contact the Elections Division at 559-675-7720 or toll free at 800-435-0509.