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Montana

Abbreviation: 
MT

Montana ID Needed for Voter Registration

When filling out the registration form, you must provide either a driver's license number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

If you have neither a driver's license or Social Security number, provide (in-person) or enclose (by mail) a copy of one of the following:

  • Any photo ID with your name
  • A current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document that shows your name and current address

Montana Candidate and Ballot Ino

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.

Montana Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General). The regular registration deadline is Tuesday, October 9, 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.

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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.

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