How to sign up for absentee ballot

There are several methods available for those who wish to vote in California’s primary election, held June 7, by mail rather than in person.

Ballots will be automatically mailed May 9 to voters who have “permanent vote by mail status.” Those who don’t have that permanent status, but wish to vote by mail, can use one of these options.

*  In writing by: sending in a letter or sample ballot application, fax to (559) 675-7870, or email to

*  By telephone: call the county clerk’s office at (559) 675-7720 or toll free at 1-800-435-0509.

*  Online: download an application from and submit it by mail.

*  In person: apply at the county clerk’s office, located at 200 W. 4th Street in Madera.