State of Montana Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Montana State Primary Election held on Tue Jun 7, 2022

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Sun May 8, 2022
  • Received by Fri May 13, 2022
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Jun 7, 2022 8:00pm MDT

Absentee Ballot Request

Mon Nov 1, 2021 12:00pm MDT

Absentee Ballot Return

In-Person, Received by Tue Jun 7, 2022 8:00pm MDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Sun May 8, 2022 - Mon Jun 6, 2022

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in Montana at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote. Regular registration closes 30 days before the election; however, you can still register and vote in the election by late registration at your county election office or designated location until noon the day prior to the election.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

A registered voter may receive and vote by absentee in person at a county election office as soon as absentee ballots are available. Contact your election office to inquire about hours of operation.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Montana if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Montana
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Have been a state resident for at least 29 days prior to the election
If you have lived in Montana for 30 days, you are eligible to vote in Federal Election. You need not have lived within the same precinct (or even the same county) for 30 days prior to the election. You can vote one last time under the old address, or register and vote under the new address (applicable to regular and late registration deadlines and procedures).

You are NOT eligible to vote in Montana if:

  • You have been legally declared "mentally incompetent" by a court
  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Montana if:

  • You reside in Montana but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Montana
  • Montana does not accept student ID; refer to Montana Identification Requirements section

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Montana you should provide one of the following:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Montana Driver's License Number
  • Montana ID Card
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Concealed Carry Permit

If you do not have any of these IDs, you must provide a copy of a valid photo ID together with one of the following with your registration application:

  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your Current Name and Address

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Montana, you are required to show ID to vote. Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Valid Montana Driver's License
  • Montana ID Card
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Concealed Carry Permit

If you do not have an ID from the above list, bring a valid photo ID together with at least one of the following additional documents:

  • Current Utility Bill
  • Paycheck that Shows your Name and Address
  • A Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Check
  • Voter notification or confirmation card

If you cannot produce any of these requested ID documents, contact your County Election Office about provisional voting.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Am I Registered?

http://app.mt.gov/voterinfo

Where is my Ballot?

http://app.mt.gov/voterinfo

Where is my Polling Place?

http://app.mt.gov/voterinfo

State Elections Website

http://sos.mt.gov/elections/

Can I View my Sample Ballot?

http://app.mt.gov/voterinfo

State Voter Registration FAQ

https://sosmt.gov/elections/faq/

Overseas / Military Voter Information

https://sosmt.gov/elections/military-overseas/

Has my Ballot Been Counted?

https://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/