Ballots will be mailed out on Monday for the Nov. 8 election – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — With the Nov. 8 general election fast approaching, the Butte County Elections Office is making final preparations to mail out mail-in ballots on Monday.

Ballots will be sent to registered voters throughout the county.

The county is setting up additional resources for assistance, including an online service for voters to track their ballots, Elections Officer Candace Grubbs said.

  • Chris Ottono prepares to place an urn once Leah Lo cleans the inserts to lock it on Friday, October 7, 2022 in Chico, Calif. (Jake Hutchison/Enterprise-Record)

  • Chris Ottono and Lea Lo set up a ballot box...

    Chris Ottino and Lea Lo set up a ballot box in Chico, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. (Jake Hutchison/Enterprise-Record)

  • Chris Ottono is doing some heavy lifting on Friday, October 7, 2022...

    Chris Ottono does some heavy lifting on Friday, October 7, 2022 moving a ballot box to its location at Chapman Elementary School in Chico, CA. (Jake Hutchison/Enterprise-Record)

Those who submit their ballots can track them by going to www.ButteVotes.net or WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov. Registering for the service allows you to see when your ballot has been received. Users can also sign up to receive text, email, and phone call alerts about the status of their vote.

Voter assistance centers will be in Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Durham, Gridley and Magalia.

Grubbs said ballots could be delivered simply by placing them in the voter’s mailbox. No postage is required. Additionally, the county will have several ballot boxes open to the public beginning Monday.

Elections office workers, along with outside contractors, traveled to Butte County Friday morning to set up ballot boxes so people could drop off their mail-in ballots when they were filled out.

In Chico, Leah Lo and Chris Ottino traveled to three drop-off locations to deliver ballot boxes and secure them.

The process involved pulling the box out of a van and using a cart to bring it to its location, say, the Fred Davis Civic Center. The box must be aligned with the four previously cleaned floor inserts.

Once the box was in place, Lo and Ottono used bolts to lock it to keep it secure.

At the opening of the cash desks, 24 hours a day as well as on November 8 until 8 p.m.

Postal ballot boxes are located at the following locations:

  • Biggs Town Hall, Biggs: 465 Sherman Ave.
  • Butte County Library Chico Branch: 1108 Sherman Ave.
  • Chapman Elementary School, Chico: 1071 16th street.
  • Fed Davis Municipal Building, Chico: 411 Main Street
  • Chico State BMU, Chico: O. 2nd $ Chestnut Street
  • Butte County Department of Employment and Human Services: 765 East Ave.
  • Butte County Library Durham Branch: 2545 Durham-Dayton Highway
  • Butte County Library Gridley Branch: 299 Spruce Street
  • Oroville Branch of the Butte County Library: 1820 Mitchell Ave.
  • Hall of Records, Oroville: 155 Nelson Avenue
  • Palermo Union School District, Palermo: 7390 Bulldog Road
  • Butte County Library Paradise Branch: 7922 Clark Road
  • Town Hall of Paradise: 5555 Skyway Road
  • Town Hall of Oroville: 1735 Montgomery Street (closes at 5 p.m. on November 8)

Lo said the Elections Office uses the Resident Active Duty Sheriff’s Team, or STARS, to help retrieve submitted ballots and return them to the Elections Office.

In addition to online services, the county is opening 12 Voter Assistance Centers where people can drop off ballots, get replacement ballots, receive general assistance, make changes to voter registrations, and vote online. nobody.

Voter assistance centers will also allow residents to make important voting accommodations, such as language services for Spanish and Hmong speakers. Each center will be equipped with accessibility services including a system that reads the ballot aloud, touch screen voting, large print ballots and ballot marking machines with staff on site to to help.

Voter Assistance Centers

The Butte County Office of Elections is deploying Voter Assistance Centers throughout the county to provide additional voting-related services to residents as well as in-person voting.

Centers are broken down by when and how long they operate. All locations will be open November 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

They can be found in the following places:

29 Oct-Nov 7 (9am-5pm)

Hall of Records, Oroville: 155 Nelson Avenue

Masonic Family Center, Chico: 1110 East Ave West.

Veterans Memorial Hall, Paradise: 6550 Skyway Road

Nov. 5-7 (9 p.m.-5 p.m.)

First Baptist Church of Chico: 850 Palmetto Avenue

Chico State BMU, second floor, room 203: W. 2nd and Chestnut Streets

Elks Lodge, Chico: 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Sol Mexican Grill, Chico: 3269 Plaza

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds: 2357 Fair St.

Veterans Memorial Hall, Durham: 9319 Halfway

Butte County Fairgrounds, Gridley: 199 E. Hazel Street

Lake Oroville Golf and Event Center: 5131 Royal Oaks Drive

Municipal Auditorium, Oroville: 1200 Myers Street

November 8 only

Magalia Community Center: 13917 South Park Drive