Voting in Montana Elections
Registering to vote is easy. You can fill out a card at your county elections office, generally the county courthouse. Cards are also available online at www.sos.mt.gov and in most phone books, as well as at your driver's license bureau.
What should I know about voting at the polls?
Find the location of your polling place on your voter registration confirmation card. Or, you can call your county election administrator for the location.
When you enter your polling place, an election judge will greet you, ask your name, and confirm that you are registered to vote in that precinct. He or she will also ask you to show one form of ID. This can be any current photo ID that shows your name (for example, a driver’s license, school ID, state ID, or tribal ID) or a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter confirmation notice, government check or other government document that shows your name and current address.
If you forget your ID, you have many options. You can return to the polls when you have it, fill out a polling place elector ID form, or vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if your identity and eligibility to vote can be verified.
What is the process for voting absentee?
In order to vote absentee, you will need to fill out an application, available from your county election administrator or on the Secretary of State's website at www.sos.mt.gov. You may apply for an absentee ballot up until noon on the day before the election. When you receive your absentee ballot, fill in all of your choices. Then, place the ballot in the secrecy envelope that is provided for your use, follow all enclosed directions, and send the ballot to your county election administrator.