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California is now all Vote-by-Mail. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 8th, Election Day!

You may prefer using an official Ballot Drop Box or a Voter Assistance Center to deliver your ballot (locations and hours below), but mailing it in the usual manner is safe and secure.

Click here for the Clerk's County Wide Voter Information Guide

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

Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in Butte County in early October.  If you do not receive 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 a few Voter Assistance Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes.

At a 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
For early voting, open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
On election day open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue (Opens Oct 29th)

Chico First Baptist Church, 850 Palmetto Avenue (Opens Nov 5th)
Chico State BMU (Second Floor – Rm. 203) W. 2 nd & Chestnut Street (Opens Nov 5th)
Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue (Opens Nov 5th)
Sol Mexican Grill (Luna Room), 3269 Esplanade (Opens Nov 5th)
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds (Harvest Hall) 2357 Fair Street (Opens Nov 5th)

Durham Veterans Memorial Hall, 9319 Midway (Opens Nov 5th)

Butte County Fairgrounds (Butte Hall) 199 E. Hazel Street (Opens Nov 5th)

Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue (Opens Oct 29th)

Lake Oroville Golf & Event Center, 5131 Royal Oaks Drive (Opens Nov 5th)
Municipal Auditorium, 1200 Myers Street (Opens Nov 5th)

Paradise / Magalia
Paradise Veterans Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway Road (Opens Oct 29th)

Paradise Pines Property Owner's Association, 14211 Wycliff Way (Opens Nov 5th)

Magalia Community Center, 13917 South Park Drive (Opens Nov 8th)

Ballot Drop Boxes (secure and theft proof)
Open 24/7 until November 8th, Election Day, at 8pm

Biggs City Hall, 465 C Street

Butte County Library, 1108 Sherman Avenue

Chapman Elementary School, 1071 16th St
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

Oroville City Hall, 1735 Montgomery Street  (Open during business hours and until 5:00 on Election day)

Palermo Union School District, 7390 Bulldog Way

Butte County Library, 5922 Clark Road
Paradise Town Hall, 5555 Skyway Road
October 10th thru November 7th – Monday thru Thursday 8am to 5pm, Friday 8am to noon
November 8th, Election Day – Closes at 5pm

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.

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