Ballot issues minor

Clerk-recorder says problems with mail-in ballots minimal, normal

At last count, the Butte County Elections Office had sent out close to 94,000 mail-in ballots, according to Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs. That number is unprecedented, but reflects a growing trend.

Of those 94,000, about 2,500 were returned as undeliverable. That is normal, Grubbs said, as people move often. There had been some issues with the post office, but they were minor—the ballot mailing was delayed, she said, and not all of Butte County’s went out at the same time, which caused some confusion.

Those who did not receive their mail-in ballot can go into the Elections Office (155 Nelson Ave., Oroville) through Tuesday (Nov. 6) or to their polling place on Election Day. The office also will be open on Saturday (Nov. 3), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for early voting.