Chowchilla Measure N Information

Public Safety Sales Tax on November 2018 Ballot

On July 25th, the Chowchilla City Council unanimously voted to finalize and place Measure N on the November 2018 ballot to maintain and protect Chowchilla’s public safety police and fire services.

Over the last 10 years, Sacramento has taken nearly $3.5 million in locally controlled funding for Chowchilla. The Chowchilla City Council placed Measure N on the ballot to protect Chowchilla’s local police and fire services. The Council decided to place this measure on the ballot to ensure that the City has an independent source of locally-controlled revenue to fund these vital city services and keep Chowchilla safe.

Measure N is a one-cent sales tax measure that will, if enacted, provide a source of independent, locally-controlled revenue to:

  • Maintain and protect 911 fire and medical emergency response times;
  • Maintain drug and gang enforcement and prevention service;
  • Prevent the loss of our local police department;
  • Combat gangs and drugs;
  • Retain experienced volunteer firefighters.

Our local fire and police departments respond to more 911 calls for fires and medical emergencies each year, and our calls have increased by more than 100% over the last 9 years. Measure N, if enacted, would provide resources to ensure that every call for a fire or medical emergency gets a fast response and saves lives.

Sacramento also recently cut funding that Chowchilla used to investigate and prosecute certain crimes. If enacted by voters, Measure N will help ensure that crimes like drug dealing and elder abuse get investigated, so that criminals are prosecuted and justice is served.

If enacted by voters, Measure N funds can only be used to fund Chowchilla’s local police and fire services – no Measure N funds can be used for other purposes.  Measure N has stringent accountability provisions, including annual audits and independent citizens oversight. Finally, all Measure N funds must be spent in Chowchilla and cannot be taken by the State or used for other purposes.

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Registration and Vote-By-Mail Information

If you are not yet registered to vote and you wish to do so, you may do so securely by visiting You must register to vote by October 22, 2018 in order to participate in the election.

Ballots for Vote-By-Mail voters will be sent out starting October 8. If you have not received your ballot by October 15, please call the Madera County Elections Department at: (559) 675-7720.

If you are voting by mail, your ballot must be postmarked on or by Election Day (November 6). Your Ballot must be received by November 9 in order to be counted.

Your completed mail ballot may be returned to any Madera County Polling Place on Election Day from 7am to 8pm.

If you are not a Vote-By-Mail voter, and you wish to become one, you may request a Vote-By-Mail ballot by visiting You must request your Vote-By-Mail ballot on or by October 30, 2018. For more information, please call the Madera County Elections Department at: (559) 675-7720.

Voting and Polling Place Information

You may vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 from 7AM – 8PM.

For your polling place and sample ballot, Visit the Madera County Voter Registration at