How to vote in Butte County

Vote by Mail (VBM)

Be sure to sign the return envelope. Your signature must appear similar to the original signature on your voter registration form. A Vote-by-Mail ballot without your signature will not be counted. Butte County has transitioned to a fully Vote-by-Mail system, and your Vote-by-Mail ballot can be returned by mail, dropped off at any Voter Assistance Center, your county election official’s office, or a ballot drop off box. Click here for more on VBM.

Vote In Person

No form of ID is needed to vote in person. Butte County is using a full Vote-by-Mail system for this election, but all voters can cast a provisional ballot at any of the nine Voter Assistance Centers. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to the Vote Assistance Center if you prefer to cast your ballot in-person, but it is strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of Voter Assistance Centers.

Ballot Drop Off Box (24 hours)

Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box at any time. Click here for a list of ballot drop box locations.

Accessible Voting

The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. The official ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election will be available through the Remote Accessible Vote by Mail portal beginning Monday, October 5. For accessibility questions, call 888- 569-7955 or


Every registered voter was mailed a Vote By Mail ballot by October 5, 2020.

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