Voting In Montana

PRIMARY ELECTION
June 5, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
May 7, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING MONTANA ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. A Montana Driver’s License, ID, or the last 4 digits of your social security number are required to register. If you do not have any of those, attach a copy of a photo ID that shows your name, or another form of acceptable ID that shows your name and current address (i.e., paycheck stub; utility bill; bank statement; or government document).

Online Registration?

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

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Election Office.

DEADLINE: Thirty (30) days before any Election.

Same-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).

Registration Portability?

NO. Voters who arrive at the polling place and inform the election officials that you have changed residence but have not updated your voter registration may:

1) If your name appears on the register at that polling place, you can vote one last time at that polling place, after filling out a voter registration application with your new residence address.

2) If your name does not appear on the register at that polling place, in order to vote in the election you must go to the county election office, update your registration information and cast a ballot based on your updated residence address, or go to your old polling place and vote one last time at the old polling place.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. When voting at the polls, 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.

If you do not have any of the items listed above, you can still vote by requesting and filling out a “Polling Place Elector ID” form. Or, you can vote a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will be counted if you provide one of the items on the list to the County Election Office by 5:00 p.m. the day after the election, or mail it to the county election office 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. Voters can download and printing an application which can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to their Election Office. Voters can choose to become a Permanent Absentee Voter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by the noon the day before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Montana is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to Vote-by-Mail if they choose. 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. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

In-Person Absentee Voting begins as soon as ballots are available, but no later than thirty (30) days before Election Day. It ends at 12:00pm the day before Election Day.

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 HERE for more information on registering.

Felon Voting Rights

Ex-felons will have their right to vote automatically restored upon completion of their sentence. Ex-felons on probation or parole may vote. Ex-felons 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.