Recall election ballots will hit the mailbox soon

Rebecca Martinez, Madera County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters announced that all registered voters in Madera County will be sent their Official Ballots for the upcoming September 14, California Gubernatorial Recall Election through the mail.


Ballots will be mailed to voters beginning August 16 and allow 2-5 days for delivery, Martinez announced in July.


You can track your ballot


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


In addition, voters will no longer have to place a stamp on their ballot envelope through the U.S. 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 you do not hand over your ballot to a stranger. If you decide not to mail or drop off your ballot personally, give your ballot only to someone you 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.


Also, 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 seven days after the election to be considered timely.


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