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Mail-In & Absentee Ballot Update

Ballots for the November 2nd Municipal Election are on the way! As of Thursday, October 21st, 12,223 ballots have been mailed to those Butler County voters who requested them, and we are continuing to make daily deliveries to the Post Office for new requests that come in. The deadline to apply is October 26th. Please check back for additional news & updates!

October 15th Election Update

Important News, Dates, and Events...
  • Extended Hours: On Tuesdays and Thursdays (from October 14th - October 26th), the Bureau of Elections will remain open until 6:30 pm for in-person ("Ballot on Demand") voting. Note: These hours are for people who want to drop off their own voted ballot, and for people who have not already requested a mail-in or absentee ballot.
  • Mail-In Deadline: The deadline to apply for a Mail-In ballot is Tuesday, October 26th at 5:00 pm. Note that this deadline is only one week prior to the November 2nd Municipal Election. We strongly recommend that you do not to wait until this deadline to apply
  • Sample Ballots for the November 2nd Municipal Election are available online.
  • Polling / Precinct locations for the November 2nd Municipal Election are available online.
  • November 2nd - Municipal Election

Key Dates & Deadlines for 2021

  • February 12th Petition packets available in the Bureau of Elections.
  • February 16thFirst day to circulate and file nomination petitions.
  • March 9thLast day to circulate and file nomination petitions.
  • March 10th - First day to circulate and file nomination papers.
  • March 16th - Last day to file objections to nomination petitions.
  • March 17th at 1:30 pm - Casting of lots for the Municipal Primary in the Public Meeting Room of the Butler County Government Center.
  • March 24thLast day for withdrawal by candidates who filed nomination petitions.
  • May 3rd - Last day for voter registration before the Municipal Primary Election.
  • May 11th - Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.
  • May 18th 8:00 PM - Deadline for voted mail-in & civilian absentee ballots.
  • May 18th - Municipal Primary Election
  • May 25th - Deadline for County Board of Elections to receive voted military & overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery by 11:59 PM on May 17th).
  • May 25thDeadline for voted military & overseas absentee ballots. 11:59 PM).
  • August 2nd - Last day to circulate and file nomination papers.
  • August 9thLast day to file objections to nomination petitions.
  • August 9thLast day for withdrawal by candidates nominated by nomination papers.
  • August 9thLast day for withdrawal by candidates nominated at the primary.
  • October 18th - Last day for voter registration before the November Municipal Election.
  • October 26th - Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot.
  • November 2nd 8:00 PM - Deadline for voted mail-in & civilian absentee ballots.
  • November 2ndMunicipal Election
  • November 9th - Deadline for voted military & overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery by 11:59 PM on November 1st).

Note: All dates are subject to change.


Federal Write-in Absentee Ballots for Military & Overseas Voters (UMOVA)