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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 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



    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.

      • 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

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

    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