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  • we the people


    The Presidential General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

    All voters, regardless of party affiliation, will receive a ballot with the contest of President and Vice President, along with all State and Local contests for which they are eligible to vote.
    How do we elect the President?


    Madera County is a Voter’s Choice Act county.
    All registered voters in Madera County will be mailed a vote by mail ballot on or about October 5, 2020 and in-person voting opportunities will begin on October 31, 2020 and through Election Day, November 3.

    MEDIA ALERT – Displaced Voters due to Fires in Eastern Madera County

    Media Alert – Beware of Misinformation

    State Voter Information Guide November 2020

    Text of Proposed Laws November 2020

    Governor’s Executive Order N-64-20

    Governor’s Executive Order N-67-20


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    See Who’s Running for Office…

    Final List of Candidates – November 3, 2020 (Random Alpha Order applied)



    President and Vice President of the United States
    US Representative in Congress, Districts 4 & 16
    Member of the Assembly, District 5
    Madera County Board of Education, Areas 1, 2(ST), 4, 5, and 7
    Merced Community College District, Area 6
    Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District, Areas 3 and 5
    Chawanakee Unified School District, Areas 4 and 5
    Golden Valley Unified School District, Areas 3 and 5
    Madera Unified School District, Areas 1, 3 and 6
    Yosemite Unified School District, Areas 1 (ST), 2, 3, and 4
    Chowchilla High School District, Areas 1 and 3
    Alview-Dairyland Union School District, Areas 3 and 5
    Bass Lake School District, Areas 1(ST), 3, 4(ST), and 5
    Chowchilla Elementary School District, Areas 1 and 5
    Raymond-Knowles School District, 2 Seats (At Large)
    Member of City Council, City of Chowchilla, 3 Seats (At Large)
    Mayor, City of Madera (At Large)
    Member of City Council, City of Madera, Districts 2, 4, and 6
    Director, Chowchilla Memorial Hospital District, 3 Seats (At Large)
    Director, Madera Irrigation District, Divisions 2, 4, and 5
    City of Madera, Cannabis Business Tax Measure R


    Important Dates for November:

    July 13 to August 7
    Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period – All Candidates

    August 8 to August 12*
    Extended Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period – If Incumbent fails to file for same seat by August 7 deadline

    September 4
    Issue 60-day Ballots to Military/Overseas Voters

    October 1 to October 27
    Issue Vote by Mail Ballots to all registered voters in Madera County

    October 2 to November 2
    All walk-up/drive-up Official Ballot Drop Boxes Open for 24 hours per day

    October 20
    Candidate Meeting with County Clerk-Recorder

    October 31 to November 2
    All 7 Vote Centers in Madera County Open for 8 hours per day

    November 3 – Election Day
    All 7 Vote Centers in Madera County Open from 7am to 8pm.
    All Official Ballot Drop Boxes Close at 8pm.