Vote411.org
League of Women Voters

Montana

Abbreviation: 
MT

Montana Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Primary). The regular registration deadline is Monday, May 7, 2018. Late registration is available in most locations through election day.

Check your state's resource for more information on local election dates and information.

 

Montana ID Needed for Voting

Before you receive your ballot you must present a current photo ID, such as a driver's license or US passport.

If you do not have a photo ID, you can show any of the following to cast your ballot. All must have your name and current address in order to be valid.

Montana Absentee Ballot Process

If you are a registered voter, you may vote by absentee ballot, even if you are able to vote in person on Election Day. To vote absentee, you must first apply for an absentee ballot. Applications are available during a period beginning 75 days before Election Day and ending at 12:00 pm on the day before the election.

Montana Registration Deadline

Regular registration closes at 5pm 30 days before election day. Voters can late-register at the county election office beginning 29 days through the close of the polls on election day.

Montana17

If you have a physical disability or are unable to read or write, you may ask an election judge to help you mark your ballot for you. With the permission of the election judge, a friend or relative can go into the voting booth with you and help you vote.

Montana Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Montana Polling Place Hours

Poll hours of operation vary. Polling places open between 7:00 am and 12:00 pm and close at 8:00 pm. Contact your local elections official for exact times.

Montana Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Montana:

  • You must be registered to vote in Montana
  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must be a resident of the precinct
  • You must complete required training

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

Montana Early Voting

Montana does not have true early voting, but does have in-person absentee voting that allows electors, as soon as absentee ballots are available, to receive, mark and submit an absentee ballot in person at the election office or by mail to the election office. However, ballots are not counted until election day. Early-in person absentee voting does not require a reason and starts as soon as ballots are available – by not later than 30 days before an election.

Montana Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Montana you must be:

  • Registered as required by law
  • At least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Montana and of the county in which you intend to vote for at least 30 days
  • Not convicted of a felony, serving a sentence in a penal institution
  • Not judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind

Pages


DonateKeep VOTE411 Online!
The League depends on the generosity of VOTE411 users! If you found this information valuable, help us continue the work! Donate Now!

 

Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)

 

Donations to the LWVEF, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. The LWVEF tax id number is 53-0239013.

Subscribe to RSS - Montana