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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Montana, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Montana Election Website or call (888) 884-VOTE to learn more about your states voting details.

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Important Dates - General Election

General Election Date
Mail Registration Deadline (postmarked by)

Voting Information for Montana

Don’t miss your next election!

Voter registration forms in Montana must be postmarked by Oct. 5th. If you would prefer to vote by mail your request must be received by Nov. 2nd at 12pm. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.

Missed the registration deadline? No problem, you may register to vote in person with valid ID on Election Day.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in a primary. See Montana Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 12th- Nov. 2nd (In-person absentee)

In-person absentee voting is available for 25 days before any election in Montana without an excuse. Visit your local elections office to pick up an absentee ballot by Nov. 2nd at noon.

To vote absentee by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Nov. 2nd at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 pm on the date of the election.

Voters may request to be permanent absentee voters by-mail for all elections at any time, no excuse required.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Access for Montana

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.