Butte County is set up for Vote-by-Mail. Voters are urged to return their ballot as soon as possible. Mailing is perfectly safe through election day. But you may prefer using an Official Ballot Drop Box or Voter Assistance Center to deliver your ballot (locations and hours below).

   1. When will the Butte County Elections Office mail my ballot?

       Ballots have been mailed to all registered voters in Butte County.  If you have not received a ballot, please go to any Voter Assistance Center (see below) to get a ballot and vote.

   2. Do Ballots Require Stamps?

       No, postage for your ballot is prepaid, making mailing your ballot free of expense.

   3. Is a Signature required on the back of the envelope?

       Yes. For your ballot to be officially counted you must sign and date the back of your envelope. Your signature on your ballot will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure that they match.

  4. Must a ballot be in an envelope when deposited in a Ballot Drop Box?

        Yes. A ballot which is not in a signed and dated envelope will not be counted. If you need a replacement ballot with an envelope, please go to any Voter Assistance Center.

  5. Can I vote at my usual polling place?

      No. There are no traditional polling places. There are Voter Assistance Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes.

At the Voter Assistance Center of your choice, you may: Drop off your voted ballot, get a replacement ballot, get assistance with your ballot, update your voter registration or vote in person.

Voter Assistance Centers
Open weekends - Vote early and avoid lines!

11‐Day Voter Assistance Centers
May 28th thru June 6th ‐ 9am to 5pm
June 7th, Election Day ‐ 7am to 8pm

Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue

Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue

Paradise Veterans Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway Road

4‐Day Voter Assistance Centers
June 4th thru June 6th ‐ 9am to 5pm
June 7th, Election Day ‐ 7am to 8pm

Chico First Baptist Church, 850 Palmetto Avenue
Chico State BMU (Second Floor – Rm. 203) W. 2 nd & Chestnut Street
Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue
Sol Mexican Grill (Luna Room), 3269 Esplanade
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (Harvest Hall) 2357 Fair Street

Durham Veterans Memorial Hall, 9319 Midway

Butte County Fairgrounds (Butte Hall) 199 E. Hazel Street

Lake Oroville Golf & Event Center, 5131 Royal Oaks Drive
Municipal Auditorium, 1200 Myers Street

Paradise / Magalia
Paradise Pines Property Owner's Association, 14211 Wycliff Way

Ballot Drop Boxes (secure and theft proof)

May 6th thru June 6th – 24 Hours a Day
June 7th, Election Day – Closes at 8pm

Biggs City Hall, 465 C Street

Butte County Library, 1108 Sherman Avenue
Chico City Hall, 411 Main Street
Chico State BMU, W. 2nd & Chestnut Street
Department of Employment & Social Services (DESS) 765 East Avenue

Butte County Library, 2545 Durham‐Dayton Hwy

Butte County Library, 299 Spruce Street

Butte County Library, 1820 Mitchell Avenue
Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue

Palermo Union School District, 7390 Bulldog Way

Butte County Library, 5922 Clark Road
Paradise Town Hall, 5555 Skyway Road
May 6th thru June 6th – Monday thru Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday 8am to noon
June 7th, Election Day – Closes at 5pm

Oroville City Hall, 1735 Montgomery Street

Please contact the County Clerk for questions or concerns about Voter Registration, Voter Assistance Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes.

  • (530)552-3400, Option 1        (800) 894-7761 (Within Butte County)

  • e-mail:

  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Closed from 8am-9am, the first Wednesday of each month.