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Montana

Abbreviation: 
MT

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

Montana Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.

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You will be asked to vote a provisional ballot for at least one of the following reasons:

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To verify your voter registration status, please utilize your state resource.

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For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

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The voting systems used in Montana are optical scan and paper ballot.

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Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Montana state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

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