Voter's Choice Act

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The California Voter's Choice Act modernizes elections in California by allowing counties to conduct elections under a model which provides greater flexibility, security, and convenience for voters.

This election model, adopted by Butte County in 2019, allows voters to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot by:

  • Mailing every voter a ballot.
  • Giving the voters a choice on how to return their ballot:
    • By Mail (no postage required),
    • In a Ballot Drop Box, or
    • At any Voter Assistance Center in the County.

Voter Assistance Centers

Under the Act, Voter Assistance Centers will be available prior to election day to provide services to voters.

At any Voter Assistance Center, voters will be able to:

  • Drop off their voted ballot.
  • Receive a replacement ballot.
  • Mark their ballot using an accessible device.
  • Register to vote or update their voter registration.
  • Receive language assistance.

Election Administration Plan

Voter's Choice Act counties are required to draft and publish Election Administration Plans in accordance with Election Code Section §4005.  This plan must be updated and approved by the Secretary of State.

Election Administration Plan

Secretary of State Approval Letter

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Voter's Choice Act Counties

Map of Voter's Choice Act Counties