Vote by Mail

Vote by Mail

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.

Ways to 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.

Ways to Vote

At a Vote Center you can:

  • Vote in person
  • Drop off your completed ballot or get a replacement ballot.          
  • Vote using an accessible voting tablet.
  • Get help and voting materials in multiple languages.

Ways to Vote

When are Vote Centers Open?

  • At least 2 Vote Centers will be open for up to 10 days prior to Election Day
  • All Madera County Vote Centers will be open for the last 3 days prior to Election Day

If you are registered to vote, you will be mailed a Vote by Mail Ballot and a County Voter Information Guide approximately 29 days prior to an election. If you do not receive your Official Ballot and County Voter Information Guide by at least 20 days prior to an election, call the Elections Division at (559) 675-7720 or toll free at (800) 435-0509. If you failed to receive your vote-by-mail ballot or if you have lost or destroyed your original vote-by-mail ballot, you may apply in writing for a replacement vote-by-mail ballot. This application must be provided to your county elections official. (Elec. Code, § 3014(a).) Once you mark your ballot, fill out and sign the return envelope, you may return your voted ballot by any of the methods described above.

It is important that your voter registration reflect both your current residence address and mailing address, if different than your residence. Because Voter Information Guides reflect the candidates and issues for the area in which you reside, they are not forwardable. If you have moved within Madera County since you last voted and did not re-register, you should call the Elections Division to determine your status.

The County Voter Information Guide materials include:

  • The date of the election
  • Information about candidates and measures
  • The location of vote centers and ballot drop boxes
  • A postcard to request a ballot in an alternate language

Official Voter Information Guide

November 5, 2024, General Election

The Official Voter Information Guide for the November 5, 2024, General Election will be available in September 2024.

To view voter information guides from previous statewide elections, please visit our Voter Information Guides page.

The last day to register to vote online or by mail for the November 5, 2024, General Election is October 21, 2024.

To apply to register to vote, please visit