Voting In Montana

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018
Late Registration Available

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

ID REQUESTED. Voters are required to provide their Montana Driver’s License, Non-Driver State ID, or the last 4 digits of your social security number are required to register. If voters do not have those then they must attach a copy of a photo ID that shows their name, or another form of acceptable ID that shows their name and current address (i.e., paycheck stub; utility bill; bank statement; or government document).

Voters who have never been issued these documents may still register to vote.

Online Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to create online voter registration for all Montana voters.

Paper Form Registration

Voters who want to find out about registering in-person, or who need more information can go HERE. Or they can contact their County Election Office.

Registration Form (English)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
By Mail: Postmarked thirty (30) days before Election Day.
In-Person: Received thirty (30) days before Election Day.

Election Day Registration

LIMITED. Voters can Late Register at their County Election Office up until the polls close on Election Day.

Voters CANNOT register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Montana voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

LIMITED. Voters choose to “opt in” to register to vote when applying for or renewing a Montana Driver’s License or State ID at the Montana Vehicle Division.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Montana.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Have you moved?

If a registered voter has moved within the state of Montana but has not updated their voter registration information.

NEW Address, SAME Polling Place
Voters can vote a regular ballot at that polling place after confirming your change of address.

NEW Address, SAME County, NEW Polling Place
Voters can vote one last time at that polling place, after filling out a voter registration application with their new residence address. Alternately, they can update their registration and vote in person at your county election administrator’s office on Election Day.

NEW Address, NEW County, MORE than 30 Days before the Election
Voters should complete a new registration form for their new address. Alternately, they can update their registration and vote in person at your county election administrator’s office on Election Day.

NEW Address, NEW County, LESS than 30 Days before the Election Voters can vote one last time at that polling place, after filling out a voter registration application with their new residence address. Alternately, they can update their registration and vote in person at your county election administrator’s office on Election Day.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NON-PHOTO ID REQUIRED. Voters must provide a current photo ID showing the voter’s name; or a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter registration confirmation, government check or other government document showing the voter’s current name and current address must be presented.

Voters who cannot provide ID can still vote by requesting and filling out a “Polling Place Elector ID” form. Or, they may vote a Provisional Ballot which will be counted if the voters shows the required documents in-person at their County Election Office by 5:00 p.m. the day after the election, or by mail, postmarked by the day after the election.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Montana is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot.

For more info on absentee voting, voters can go HERE. Or they can contact their Election Office.

Absentee Ballot Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Received by the 12:00p the day before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Montana is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Montana is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their Election Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

In-Person Absentee Voting
BEGINS: Twenty-six (26) days before Election Day.
ENDS: 12:00pm the day before Election Day.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Montana voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before any Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Montana should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Montana.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Montana.

Felony conviction?

Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:

  • completing their term of incarceration

NOTE
• Voters awaiting trial, or on probation and/or parole may register to vote and vote.

ADDITIONAL INFO
• Voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.