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    Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC)

    LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (LAAC)

    As a committee under the Registrar of Voters, the Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) is responsible for making recommendations for improving election materials, polling places, websites, voter materials and election procedures for voters with limited proficiency in English.

    Workshops

    October 10, 2018
    Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) Workshop – English/Spanish/Punjabi
    County Government Center, Board Chambers, 1st Floor
    200 W. 4th Street, Madera
    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    LAAC Workshop October 10, 2018 – English
    LAAC Workshop October 10, 2018 – Español
    LAAC Workshop October 10, 2018 – Punjabi

     


    Meetings

    Meetings are held at least twice a year and more often as necessary prior to an election.  Meetings are structured to provide a forum where community members can provide advice that contributes to the Registrar of Voter’s decision making process.

    Meetings will be open to the public and members of the public will have opportunity to make oral statements during those meetings.  All meetings are accessible to voters with limited proficiency in English and translators are on site to provide assistance in Spanish, as needed.

    The next meeting of the Madera County LAAC:

    Date:    Thursday, September 10, 2018

    Time:    6:00 pm

    Location:

    • County Government Center
    • 2nd Floor, Room 2005
    • 200 W. 4th Street
    • Madera,  CA  93637

    LAAC Agenda – September 10, 2018

    LAAC Meeting Minutes – September 10, 2018

     

    Contact

    For more information, to ask questions, or give comments, the committee can be reached at electionsinfo@co.madera.ca.gov, or by postal mail at:

    Madera County LAAC
    200 W. 4th Street
    Madera  CA  93637

     

    Current Members

    Click this link for the current LAAC Member Roster 2017-2018

     

     

    Committee Responsibilities

    The LAAC is responsible for working on:

    • Recommendations for reaching out to individuals and organizations that serve voters with limited proficiency in English
    • Recommendations for improving access and participation in elections by voters with limited proficiency in English
    • Recommendations for improving access and availability of election materials in required languages
    • Assisting in disseminating information to limited English proficiency communities
    • Assisting in the development of more accessible, plain language voting materials
    • Assisting in the recruitment and retention of Bilingual poll workers

     

    Applications

    The Madera County LAAC accepts applications throughout the year.
    If you would like to apply to become a member, click the links below and complete the application.

    LAAC Application

    Aplicación LAAC en Español

    Completed applications can be mailed to the address shown or can be emailed to: electionsinfo@co.madera.ca.gov.

     

    For more information about a project or working group, or to learn about how you can get involved, email us at: electionsinfo@co.madera.ca.gov.

     


     

    Documents:

    Punjabi Radio Public Service Announcement

    A Spanish Language Workshop was held on:

    April 22, 2018
    Pan American Community Center
    703 Sherwood Way, Madera
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    LAAC Workshop – English
    LAAC Workshop – Spanish

    Notice of LAAC Meeting – August 13, 2018

    LAAC Meeting Minutes – January 24, 2018

    LAAC Agenda January 24, 2018

    Public Consultation Meeting Minutes Language Community December 29, 2017

    Notice of LAAC meeting January 24, 2018

    LAAC/VAAC Formation Press Release

    LAAC Meeting Minutes August 9, 2017 Formation

    LAAC Formation Agenda

    Agenda Formación LAAC en Español

    LAAC Presentation

    Presentación LAAC en Español

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    Special Election – March 7, 2017

    Madera logo

    On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 the County of Madera will have a Special Election.

    At that election, a Public Safety Sales Tax Measure will be on the ballot.  The measure will be submitted only to voters residing in the Unincorporated Areas of Madera County.  The measure shall be called Measure L.

     

    • On Election Day, the polls will open at 7am and will close at 8pm.
    • The back cover of your County Voter Information Guide will provide you with your polling place information.
    • Click here to view the List of Polling Places for March 7, 2017.
    • Download our Mobile App!  Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play, enter the keywords “Madera Polling Places” and download the Elections Division polling place app today!

    poll place app

     

     

     

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    Vote by Mail

    Information on Voting by Mail

    Vote by Mail

    Voting has been Improved in Madera County!

    Watch our video about Voting in Madera County.

    All registered voters in Madera County will automatically receive a ballot by mail for all elections in which you are eligible to vote.

    This is because Madera County has implemented the Voter’s Choice Act.
    Under the Voter’s Choice Act, you choose when, where, and how you vote.

    You will have 3 ways to vote:

    • Mail your ballot
    • Drop off your ballot at a secure Ballot Drop Box
    • Visit any Vote Center to drop off your ballot or vote in person.

    Polling places will no longer be used.  They have been replaced with Vote Centers.

    At a Vote Center you can:

    • Vote in person
    • Drop off your completed ballot or get a replacement ballot
    • Vote using an accessible voting machine
    • Get help and voting materials in multiple languages
    • At least 2 Vote Centers will be open for 11 days prior to Election Day
      • Beginning Saturday, May 26 through Tuesday, June 5 (Election Day).
    • All 6 Vote Centers will be open for the last 4 days prior to Election Day
      • Beginning Saturday, June 2, 2018 through Tuesday, June 5 (Election Day).

    Click here for Vote Center and Ballot Drop Box locations

    Press Release – Reminder to Sign Vote by Mail Ballots


     

    Important Information about returning your ballot:

    • Unable to Return Your Own Ballot 
      • If you are unable to return your voted ballot personally, you may authorize anyone to return it for you.
    • Deadline for Ballot Return
      • Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within three days of the Election to be considered timely.

     

    Signing your Ballot:

    • You must sign where indicated on the Blue Identification Envelope or your ballot will not be counted!

     

    What happens if you forget to sign your ballot?

    If you forgot to sign your ballot you will receive a notice from us.
    That notice will contain an “Unsigned Ballot Statement”.

    • Complete the Unsigned Ballot Statement and return it to us by no later than the deadline shown on the letter.
    • If your Unsigned Ballot Statement is received by the deadline, and your signature matches, we will be able to count your ballot.

     

    If you misplaced the Unsigned Ballot Statement sent to you, you can download a copy here (will appear for current election only).

    Unsigned Ballot Statement 2018

     

    What happens if your signature does not match your voter registration affidavit?

    If upon comparison of your signature we determine that it is not a match, you will be sent a notice.  In order to count your ballot, you will need to complete the form sent to you and return it by the deadline indicated in the letter.  If you misplace that notice, you can download a copy here (will appear for the current election only).

    Signature Replacement Form 2018

    Electronic Signature Replacement Form 2018

     

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    About the County Clerk – Elections Division

    Elections is a division of the County Clerk-Recorder’s office and is run by the County Clerk-Recorder. Listed below are some of the duties the Elections Division is responsible for:

    • Registering voters and maintaining the voter registration file.
    • Procuring all polling places and recruiting all poll workers in Madera County.
    • Conducting federal, state and local elections held in Madera County.
    • Providing information to candidates on the nomination process and campaign reporting laws.
    • Filing campaign statements (itemized listing of candidates’ and campaigns’ contributions and expenditures).
    • Providing voter registration information and related materials to candidates and campaigns.
    • All duties relating to elections.

     

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    Voter’s Choice Act (SB450)

    The California Voter’s Choice Act (Senate Bill 450)

    In 2016 the “California Voter’s Choice Act” became law.  Madera County was selected by the State Legislature as one of 14 pilot counties statewide who are authorized to conduct All-Mailed Ballot/Vote Center elections in 2018.  For the 2018 election cycle, Madera County will implement the Voter’s Choice Act and hold it’s first election under the new model.

    Click here to view Vote Center and Ballot Drop Box Locations

    Click here to see a Public Service Announcement about the Voter’s Choice Act

     

    The Voter’s Choice Act is designed to make voting more convenient and accessible. Currently, 64% of Madera County voters already permanently vote by mail.

    Voter’s Choice Act – Presentation

    Watch our video about Voting in Madera County

     


     

    The County Clerk-Recorder & Registrar of Voters and staff have done many events/presentations for the Voter’s Choice Act.

    Click here to view VCA Events & Presentations

     


    Interested in serving at a Vote Center?  Click the link below to learn how!

    Click here to learn more about Working At Vote Centers

     


    What are the Benefits?

    • EVERY REGISTERED VOTER will be sent a ballot in the mail 29 days before Election Day.
    • You choose HOW you vote:
      • Vote by mail, use a drop box or go to a Vote Center, you choose what is most convenient for you.
    • You choose WHEN you vote:
      • Instead of just one day to vote, you can vote in person during an 11-day period.
    • You choose WHERE you vote:
      • You can vote in person at any Vote Center in Madera County.
    • You get the SUPPORT you need:
      • Vote Center staff will be there to help you have a great voting experience, including providing language assistance and helping voters with disabilities.

     


    More Ways to Vote

    With the implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act, you will have more choices on how to vote and return your ballot.

    • VOTE BY MAIL
      • You can vote and mail your ballot as soon as you receive it.
    • DROP BOXES (locations to be announced)
      • You can drop off your voted ballot at any secure Drop Box, no postage required.
    • VOTE CENTER (locations to be announced)
      • If you don’t want to vote the ballot that was mailed to you, you can vote at any Vote Center in Madera County.
      • You have up to 11 days, including weekends, to vote or return your ballot at a Vote Center.
      • You can do any of the following at a Vote Center:
        • Vote in person
        • Register to Vote or Update Your Registration and vote the same day
        • Drop off your voted ballot
        • Get a replacement ballot
        • Vote on an accessible voting machine
        • Get help and voting materials in multiple languages (English/Spanish)

     


    SB 450 One page Comparison

     

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    Election Administration Plan (EAP) – Final and Updated Versions

    The Election Administration Plan (EAP) has been adopted.  To view the adopted version, click on the link(s) below:

    Election Administration Plan – Update August 2018 – English

    Election Administration Plan – Update August 2018 – Español

    Election Administration Plan – Updated August 2018 – Punjabi

    Madera County Election Administration Plan (EAP) – Final – English

    Madera County Election Administration Plan (EAP) – Final – Spanish

    Madera County Election Administration Plan (EAP) – Final – Punjabi

     

    * To avoid voter confusion, previous versions of the EAP have been archived.  To request copies, please contact the Elections Division at 559-675-7720.

     


    Items of Interest

     

     

     

    • Click the link below to read a recent article about the Voter’s Choice Act in Madera County.
      Sierra Star Article

     

     

    • Click the link below to read a recent article about the Voter’s Choice Act in Madera County.
      Madera Tribune Article

     

    For more information on the Voter’s Choice Act, visit www.voterschoice.org.

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    News Releases and Advisories

    This page contains News Releases, Press Releases and Important information
    distributed by Rebecca Martinez, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters.

     

    The items below provide up to date information regarding the Elections Division and Voting Information for Madera County.

    Watch our video about Voting in Madera County!

    Click here to view Vote Center and Ballot Drop Box Locations

    We are Hiring!

    Click here to view Current/Past Events & Presentations

    Voter’s Choice Act – Presentation

     


     October, 2018

    Press Release – Sign your Ballot! Vote Early

    Radio Messaging en Español

    Press Release – Voter Registration Deadline

    Legal Notice – Notice of Central Counting Place

    Legal Notice – Notice of Vote Centers and Drop Boxes

    Legal Notice Notice of Vote by Mail Ballot Processing

    Punjabi Radio Station Public Service Announcement

    Press Release: Notification of Vote by Mail Ballot Mailing

    Legal Notice – Municipal Nominees – Madera

    Legal Notice – Municipal Nominees – Chowchilla

    Legal Notice – Municipal Measure N


    September, 2018

    VAAC Workshop October 3, 2018

    LAAC Workshop October 10, 2018 – English
    LAAC Workshop October 10, 2018 – Español
    LAAC Workshop October 10, 2018 – Punjabi


    August, 2018

    State Certified List of Candidates

    Certified List of Candidates as of August 30, 2018

    State Certified List of Candidates – Contact List

    Election Administration Plan – Update August 2018 – English

    Election Administration Plan – Update August 2018 – Español

    Election Administration Plan – Updated August 2018 – Punjabi

    Legal Notice – City of Chowchilla – Measure N – As Amended

    Notice of LAAC Meeting – August 13, 2018

    Notice of VAAC Meeting – August 13, 2018


    July, 2018

    Legal Notice of Election – MUSD Bond Measure

    Legal Notice of Election – November 6, 2018

    Press Release – Offices and Dates for November 6, 2018

    Election Calendar and Candidate Guide – November 6, 2018

     


    June, 2018

    Official Result Summary June 5, 2018

    Press Release – Official Results Available for June 5, 2018

    Unprocessed Ballot Report – Update June 8, 2018

    Unprocessed Ballot Report as of June 7, 2018

    Press Release – Notice to Voters to Return Unsigned Ballot Statement Forms


    May, 2018

    Official Certified List of Write in Candidates for June 5, 2018

    Press Release – Madera and Oakhurst Vote Centers Now Open!

    Press Release: Notice to Voters re: Number of Candidates for Governor and US Senate

    Legal Notice – Notice of Central Counting Place for June 5, 2018

    Press Release – Deadline to Register to Vote for June 5, 2018 Primary Election

    Press Release – Reminder to Sign Vote by Mail Ballots


    April, 2018

    LAAC Workshop – English
    LAAC Workshop – Spanish


    March, 2018

    Click here for the Certified List of Candidates from the Secretary of State

    Notice of LAAC Meeting March 29, 2018

    Find out when your ballot will be in your mailbox – sign up for Informed Delivery from the US Postal Service.
    Read more about Informed Delivery Here

     

    Notice of VAAC Meeting – March 22, 2018

    Adopted Election Administration Plan (EAP) – English Version

    Adopted Election Administration Plan (EAP) – Spanish Version

     


    February, 2018

    Press Release – Want to Get Paid to Serve your Community?

    Amended Election Administration Plan (EAP – English Version

    Amended Election Administration Plan (EAP) – Spanish Version

     


    January, 2018

    VAAC Meeting Minutes – January 31, 2018

    VAAC Meeting Agenda – January 31, 2018

    Public Hearing Agenda – January 30, 2018 – Draft EAP

    Legal Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Draft EAP and Notice of Public Comment Period

    Notice of public hearing on Draft Election Administration Plan (EAP

    Draft Election Administration Plan (EAP) English version

    Draft Election Administration Plan (EAP) Spanish version

    LAAC Agenda January 24, 2018

    LAAC Meeting Minutes – January 24, 2018

    Notice of LAAC meeting January 24, 2018

    Notice of VAAC meeting January 31, 2018

     


    December, 2017

    Legal Notice of Public Meeting Re: Election Administration Plan (EAP)

    Notice of Public Meeting Re: Election Administration Plan (EAP)

    Public Consultation Presentation

    Sierra Star Article About Voter’s Choice Act in Madera County

    Election Calendar and Candidate Guide – June 5, 2018

    Press Release – Candidate Filing Dates for June 5, 2018

     


    November, 2017

    Sierra News Online Article on Voter’s Choice Act (SB450)

    Madera Tribune Article on Voter’s Choice Act (SB450)

    Redistricting of Supervisorial District Boundaries

     


    SEPTEMBER, 2017

    Press Release – Voting System Demonstration

    Secretary of State’s Resolution

    Joint Letter Secretary of State and Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Pre-Registration Flyer for 16 and 17 Year Olds

     


    JULY, 2017

    LAAC VAAC Press Release


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    Statewide Direct Primary Election – June 5, 2018

    The next election to be held in Madera County is the Statewide Direct Primary Election.
    Election Day is Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

    Click here to view the Official Result Summary June 5, 2018

    Press Release – Official Results Available for June 5, 2018

    Click here to view the Statement of the Vote – June 5, 2018 – Excel Format

    Canvass Certificate June 5 2018

    HAVA Certificate June 5 2018

    Click here to view the Unprocessed Ballot Report as of June 7, 2018

    Click here to view the Unprocessed Ballot Report – Update June 8, 2018

     

    Important Press Release regarding Unsigned Ballots!  Read more…Press Release – Notice to Voters to Return Unsigned Ballot Statement Forms

     

    Did you Know? - English Version

    ¿Sabía usted? - Español

     

    Vote Centers offer ballots and language assistance in English, Spanish and Punjabi.
    To request a ballot in an alternate language, or an accessible vote by mail ballot, use the
    postage paid postcard included with your ballot or click the link below. Print, complete and return
    the form for processing by not later than May 29, 2018.

    Request for Alternate Language Ballot and/or Accessible Vote by Mail Ballot (English/Punjabi)
    Request for Alternate Language Ballot and/or Accessible Vote by Mail Ballot (Spanish)
    Click here to see the list of Vote Centers and Ballot Drop Box Locations



    Click the links below to view the Madera County Voter Information Guides or the State Voter Information Guide.

    To determine which guide to view, look at the booklet you received with your ballot packet, the ballot type is found on the bottom left corner and is noted with BT-1, BT-2, etc.

    If you don’t have your guide, you can also look at your blue ballot envelope.  The ballot type will appear as BAL 001, BAL 002, etc.

    Lastly, our staff can email you your specific guide upon request.  Call our office at 800-435-0509 or email us at electionsinfo@maderacounty.com to request your copy.

    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 1
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 1 – Audio Version
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 2
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 2 – Audio Version
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 3
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 3 – Audio Version
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 4
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 4 – Audio Version
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 5
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 5 – Audio Version
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 6
    County Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018 – Ballot Type 6 – Audio Version

    State Voter Information Guide – June 5, 2018


    Press Release – Madera and Oakhurst Vote Centers Now Open!

    Legal Notice – Notice of Central Counting Place for June 5, 2018

    Press Release: Notice to Voters re: Number of Candidates for Governor and US Senate

    Press Release – Deadline to Register to Vote for June 5, 2018 Primary Election

    Press Release – Reminder to Sign Vote by Mail Ballots


    CANDIDATES

    Click here to view the Official Certified List of Write in Candidates for June 5, 2018

    Click here to view the Qualified List of Candidates – Contests on the Ballot June 5, 2018
    Click here to view the Certified List of Candidates from the Secretary of State
    OFFICES
    The following Voter-Nominated Offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot<

    • Governor
    • Lieutenant Governor
    • Secretary of State
    • Controller
    • Treasurer
    • Attorney General
    • Insurance Commissioner
    • Member, Board of Equalization District 1
    • United States Senator
    • US Representative in Congress, Districts 4 and 16
    • State Senator, Districts 8 and 12
    • Member of the Assembly, District 5

    All voters, regardless of the party preference they disclosed upon registration, or refusal to disclose a party preference, may vote for any candidate for a voter-nominated or nonpartisan office. The party preference, if any, designated by a candidate for a voter-nominated office is selected by the candidate and is shown for the information of the voters only. It does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party or that the party approves of the candidate.
    (Elections Code Section 13206 (b))

     

    The following Nonpartisan Offices are scheduled to appear on that ballot:

    • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • Judge of the Superior Court – 5 seats
    • County Superintendent of Schools
    • County Supervisor, District 1
    • County Supervisor, District 2
    • County Supervisor, District 5
    • Assessor
    • Auditor-Controller
    • County Clerk-Recorder
    • District Attorney
    • Sheriff-Coroner
    • Tax Collector-Treasurer

    The party preference, if any, of a candidate for a nonpartisan office does not appear on the ballot.
    (Elections Code Section 13206(b))

     


     

    Important Dates for Candidates

     

    December 14, 2017 to February 7, 2018
    Signature in Lieu of Filing Fee Period – All Candidates

     

    January 29, 2018 to February 7, 2018
    Declaration of Intention Period – Judicial Candidates

     

    February 8, 2018 to February 12, 2018
    Extended Declaration of Intention Period – Judicial Candidates (Non Incumbent Candidates only)

     

    February 12, 2018 to March 9, 2018
    Nomination/Declaration of  Candidacy Period – All Candidates

     

    March 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
    Extended Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period – Non Incumbent Candidates only

     

    Click here to view the Election Calendar and Candidate Guide – June 5, 2018

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