VOTING IN BUTTE COUNTY

 

Butte County is now 100% Vote-by-Mail. Voters are urged to return their ballot as soon as possible. Mailing is perfectly safe through election day. But at this late date, 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.

Voter Assistance Centers will have more services available than traditional polling places. A voter will be able to register to vote and then vote with a conditional or provisional ballot. A voter will also be able to drop off a voted ballot, get a replacement ballot, get language assistance, or mark a ballot using ADA accessible devices. The Voter Assistance Centers staff will have real-time access to the County’s Election Management System, allowing them to update the status of each voter (for example, if you’ve moved recently, or were displaced by the Camp Fire and still want to vote as a resident of the Ridge). A key difference between a Voter Assistance  Center and a polling place is that any voter can go to any Voter Assistance Center in Butte County and get the same services no matter which precinct they reside in.​

Voter Assistance Centers:

Chico

  • Chico State BMU. W. 2nd & Chestnut Street. October 31st- November 3rd 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

  • Chico Masonic Family Center. 1110 W. East Avenue. October 31st- November 3rd 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

  • Silver Dollar Fairgrounds 2357 Fair Street. October 31st- November 3rd 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

  • Elks Lodge 1705 Manzanita Avenue. October 31st- November 3rd 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

  • Luna Room (Sol Mexican Grill) 3269 Esplanade. October 31st- November 3rd 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

Gridley

  • Butte County Fairgrounds, Gridley 199 E Hazel Street. October 31st- November 3rd 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

Oroville

  • Hall of Records. 155 Nelson Avenue. October 31st-November 3rd. 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

  • Southside Community Center. 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road. October 31st-November 3rd. 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

Paradise

  • Paradise Memorial Hall. 6550 Skyway Road. October 31st- November 3rd 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Election Day 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

Ballot Drop Boxes (all secure and theft proof):

Biggs

  • Biggs City Hall 465 C Street Bigg.Monday-Friday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

  • Durham-Butte County Library-Durham 2545 Durham-Dayton Hwy. Monday-Friday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

Chico

  • Butte County Library- Chico 1108 Sherman Avenue. Monday-Sunday 24 hours. Election Day closes 8:00 pm.

  • Department of Employment & Social Services (DESS) 765 East Avenue. Monday-Sunday 24 hours. Election Day closes 8:00 pm.

  • Chico State BMU. W. 2nd & Chestnut Street. Monday-Sunday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

  • Chapman Elementary School. 1071 16th Street. Monday-Sunday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

  • Chico City Hall 411 Main Street.Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Election day 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Durham

        Veterans Memorial Hall, 9319 Midway, Durham. Open only day of election November 3rd Open 8:00            am-5:00 pm.

Gridley

  • Butte County Library-Gridley 299 Spruce Street. Monday-Friday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

  • Gridley Police Station 685 Kentucky Street. Monday-Friday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

Oroville

  • Hall of Records. 155 Nelson Avenue. Monday-Sunday 24 hours Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

  • Butte County Library-Oroville 1820 Mitchell Avenue. Monday -Sunday 24 hours Election Day Closes at 8:00 pm.

  • Oroville City Hall. 1735 Montgomery Street. Open Monday-Friday 8:00 am‐5:00 pm. Election Day 8:00am‐5:00pm

  • Hmong Cultural Center. 1940 Feather River Blvd, Suite H. Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Election Day 8:00 am-5:00pm

Palermo

  • Palermo Union School District 7390 Bulldog Way. Monday-Friday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

Paradise

  • Butte County Library- Paradise 5922 Clark Road Monday-Sunday 24 hours. Election Day closes 8:00 pm.

  • Paradise Town Hall 5555 Skyway Road. Monday-Friday 24 hours. Election Day closes at 8:00 pm.

Please refer to the website of the County Clerk for the most up-to-date information about the locations and hours of operation for Voter Assistance Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes.