Municipal election ballots mailed

Madera County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters, Rebecca Martinez announced today that all registered voters in City of Madera Council District 5 will be sent their Official Ballots for the upcoming Nov. 2, Special Municipal Election in the mail.


Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning October 4 and allow 2-5 days for delivery, Martinez announced Wednesday.


Ballot tracking is now available and it’s free! Ballot tracking is a service that will send a notice about one’s ballot, including when it’s mailed, received, and counted. Know where one’s ballot is every step of the way. Visit www.wheresmyballot.sos.ca.gov to sign up.


Residents will no longer have to place a stamp on a ballot envelope to return a ballot through the US Mail. Voted ballots may also be returned at any Official County Ballot Drop Box or at any Vote Center in Madera County. It is highly recommended that voters do not hand over a ballot to a stranger. If one decides not to mail or drop off a ballot personally, only give the ballot to someone they trust.


The back pages of the County Voter Information Guide show the Ballot Drop Box and Vote Center locations, dates, and hours of operation. Avoid long lines and vote before election day.


The Madera County registrar also reminds residents to don’t forget to sign the blue envelope. For this election, 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.


For information, contact the Elections Division at toll free at 800-435-0509.