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  • 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 were authorized to conduct All-Mailed Ballot/Vote Center elections in 2018.

    For the 2018 election cycle, Madera County implemented the Voter’s Choice Act and it was a great success!

    We are continuing with that voting model in 2020.

    All voters will be issued ballots by mail.
    To return your ballot, or if you prefer to vote in-person, view the list of Vote Centers and Drop Boxes to serve you.

    VCA Mailer #1 – English/Inglés

    VCA Mailer #1 – Spanish/Español

    VCA Mailer #2 – English/Inglés

    VCA Mailer #2 – Spanish/Español

     

    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 no later than 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
      • You can drop off your voted ballot at any secure Drop Box, no postage required.
    • VOTE CENTER 
      • 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/Punjabi)

    SB 450 One page Comparison

     


    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:

    Final Revised EAP v3.2 – English – November 2019

    Final Revised EAP v3.2 – Spanish –  November 2019

    Final Revised EAP v3.2 – Punjabi – November 2019

    Amended Draft Revised EAP – English – Update September 2019
    Amended Draft Revised EAP – Español – Update September 2019
    Amended Draft Revised EAP – Punjabi – Update September 2019

    Legal Notice of Public Meeting on Draft EAP – 2019

    DRAFT EAP – Updated August 2019 – English
    DRAFT EAP – Updated August 2019 – Español
    DRAFT EAP – Updated August 2020 – Punjabi

    Election Administration Plan – Update 2020 Calendar

    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.