Voting Information

See below for situations and actions to take regarding Voter Registration from the
Butte County Clerk-Recorder. The fact sheet is also available here: https://bit.ly/2Rv1Z0s or through the image below this entry. 

  1. Displaced Voters who intend to rebuild and return to affected address:
    If you have temporarily moved, but plan to return, you can continue to use the address of your fire affected property for voting. Give us your mailing address so you continue to receive election mail.
    Call 530-552-3400 Option 1 or toll free within Butte County 800-894-7761
    In person, County Clerk-Recorder Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville
    E-mail: elections@buttecounty.net
    Mail: 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965-3411
  2. Displaced Voters who do not plan to return to affected address:
    You need to change your address. You may do this in one of the following ways:
    Re-register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov, or;
    Call 530-552-3400 Option 1 or toll free within Butte County 800-894-7761
    In person, County Clerk-Recorder Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville
  3. Displaced Voters who have not decided on whether to return or move:
    If you have not made a decision at this time, you can continue to use the address of your fire damaged property for voting. Give us your mailing address so you continue to receive election mail. When you decide whether you will stay or leave, update your Voter Registration record at that time.
    Call 530-552-3400 Option 1 or toll free within Butte County 800-894-7761
    In person, County Clerk-Recorder Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville
    E-mail: elections@buttecounty.net
    Mail: 155 Nelson Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965-3411

Providing a website where registered voters can check the status of their ballot, https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/.

Registered voters can also sign up to receive notifications of the status of their ballot by email, text, or phone call 
Statuses include:
-Ballot Outbound (ballot has been mailed to the voter)
-Ballot Inbound (ballot is on it’s way to their county elections office)
-Ballot Received (ballot has been received by the county elections office)
-Ballot Accepted (ballot has been received by the county elections office and will be counted)

Butte County ballot drop box locations in can be found here: http://bit.ly/ButteVotes . All Drop Boxes will be available from October 5th ‐  November 3rd (Election Day). 

-No postage is required to use a Drop Box.
-To return your ballot, use the peach return envelope mailed to you.
-Don’t forget to sign the return envelope.

Provides assistance centers where voters may drop off their voted ballot, get a replacement ballot, get a ballot or assistance with their ballot, update their voter registration and vote the same day, and/or vote in person (vote early, including weekends and avoid lines).
4 Day Voter Assistance Centers are available from October 31st through November 2nd from 8am-5pm and 
November 3rd (Election day) from 7am-8pm at the following locations: 

Hall of Records, 155 Nelson Avenue – Oroville

Southside Community Center, 2959 Lower Wyandotte Road – Oroville

Chico State BMU, W. 2nd & Chestnut Street – Chico

Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Avenue – Chico

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair Street – Chico

Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Avenue – Chico

Luna Room (Sol Mexican Grill), 3269 Esplanade – Chico

Paradise Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway Road – Paradise

Butte County Fairgrounds, Gridley 199 E. Hazel Street – Gridley

For more information visit:https://clerk-recorder.buttecounty.net/

Chico — Reports of unofficial ballot drop boxes in California have drawn concern from voting officials handling ballots, including in Butte County.
While there is currently some dispute over the legality of these “do it yourself” drop off locations and how they could affect the integrity of the election, voters are asked to review all official information from their county’s clerk recorder office and to only drop off their completed ballots at official county locations.
Butte County Clerk Recorder Candace J. Grubbs said Monday voters need to mail their ballot, drop it at the local post office or drop it in an official Butte County ballot box before Nov. 3.
Using another non-county drop off box to drop a ballot is illegal, Grubbs said. People should seek official, accurate information about sending in their ballot online on the county’s website, “instead of social media.”
Grubbs said voters can trust in the local collection system and the U.S. Postal Service for security of their ballots. The post office “is bending over backwards” to help people, she said. However, if they wish they can simply use the official county drop off locations.
Read the full article: https://bit.ly/2IwtsO7.
Visit the County Clerk Recorder’s Office online: https://clerk-recorder.buttecounty.net/elections/electhome.html.

Link to local candidates forums: https://buff.ly/2SV1SMl
Note: The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government.