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People who lost their homes in the October wildfires are being asked to update their mailing addresses ahead of the June elections.

Sonoma County Clerk Bill Rousseau estimated the wildfires affected more than 10,000 registered voters across Sonoma County, all of whom will need to notify the registrar of voters where to send voting materials if they want to vote June 5. In all, there are almost 270,000 registered voters across the county.

Voters intending to return to their property may continue to vote in their polling places, but should register their temporary mailing address with the county.

Voters who do not intend to return to their burned properties should update their permanent mailing address.

“There’s plenty of time, but we want people to start taking care of this stuff right now,” Rousseau said.

For more information on updating voter registration information, go to

You can reach Staff Writer Christi Warren at 707-521-5205 or On Twitter @SeaWarren.