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Registration closes 15 days prior to every primary and general election.
In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to your county election office.
In order to request either ballot type, you must be registered to vote. Please visit the department of state website to view more information on how to apply for and receive an absentee ballot.
You may also call the Bureau of Elections at 724-284-5308 or 724-284-5309 to request an absentee or mail-in ballot application.
Please visit the Pennsylvania Voting website where you may choose to make any changes online or print and complete a New/Change Voter Registration Application form and submit it to our office at:Butler County Elections BureauP.O. Box 1208Butler, PA 16003
Alternatively, this can be done through the renewal of your driver's license or by calling the Bureau of Elections at 724-284-5308 or 724-284-5309 to request a Party/Address Change form.
Under the new Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act, you must be inactive for five years. Even then you will be notified before you are removed.
You have to be 18 years of age by the day of the ensuing election.
From 7 am continuous to 8 pm.
Listen or read what the news media has to report, more important go to the candidate debates or talk to the candidates personally. The Election Bureau will never give out information concerning candidates' viewpoints.
Pennsylvania has what is called a closed Primary, which only allows Republicans and Democrats to vote for candidates. If there is a referendum on the ballot, all registered voters may vote for the referendum regardless of party affiliation.
Your vote is very important. There have been many candidates in Butler County that have won the election by one vote.
To request Voter Registration information, Campaign Finance Reports, or any pubic information related to Butler County Elections or Voter Registration you must complete the Information Request Form (PDF) and submit to our office at:Butler County Elections BureauP.O. Box 1208Butler, PA 16003
You must also submit a copy of the identification of the person submitting a request.
Find out more information on running for an elected office. You must call the Election Bureau in January of each year to see if the office you are interested in is up for election. Judicial, County, City, Township, Borough, and School District offices are always an odd number of years. Federal, State, and party offices are on even number years.
Over 20,000 ballots have already been mailed out, and more are sent out every day. When you receive your ballot, please make sure that you fill it out, put it into and seal the secrecy envelope, and get it back in the mail to us inside the postage paid return envelope as quickly as possible. You can also bring your completed ballot (inside both the sealed secrecy envelope, and the return envelope with the bar code on it) to the Elections Bureau, Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. You must bring ID with you, and you can only bring in your own ballot.
We’ve been tracking this issue for months now. The mailing you received did not come from us. Butler County does not send out unsolicited applications. There are numerous groups that have downloaded the mail-in ballot application from the state website, printed their own marketing or candidate literature on it, and mailed them out to voters all across the country. If you have already sent in a mail-in ballot application, please do not send in another one.
The letter you received just means there was already an approved mail-in ballot application in the system for you, and we can only process one per voter. We’re finding that the overwhelming majority of people checked the box to be on the permanent mail-in ballot list, then also filled out one (or more) of the mail-in applications they received in the mail.
Despite our address being on the mailing, it did not come from the Butler County Elections Bureau. Much like the mail-in ballot applications people are receiving, these are being sent out by candidates and voter registration groups to remind people to check their registration status.
There was an issue here in the Elections Bureau that caused multiple cards to be sent out to some people. That issue has been both addressed, and corrected.
The last day to apply for a mail-in ballot is October 27th, but please do not wait that long.
Mail-In ballots must be postmarked, or hand delivered to the Elections Bureau (with identification), by 8:00 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.