How Vote By Mail Works in Montana
In 2020, Montana counties are deciding if they want to send ballots directly to all registered voters or require mail-in ballot requests.
46 counties have decided to send all registered voters mail-in ballots. The first wave of ballots will be mailed on Oct.9th. Voters that register to vote before the Oct. 26th deadline will continue to automatically receive ballots in the mail. After Oct. 26th, voters can go to register and vote in person at their county elections office. In these counties voting by mail is a one step process:
Step 1: Complete and return your ballot ASAP
10 counties have decided to run traditional elections.
- Return your ballot in person to local elections office, county designated dropbox, polling place by Nov. 3rd at 8 p.m.
- Or mail your ballot to your local elections office so that it is received by Nov. 3rd. We recommend mailing your ballot at least two weeks before as the post office is not always reliable. The best intentions or postmark will not matter if your ballot is received after Nov. 3rd - your ballot will not count.
In these counties, voters must request a mail-in ballot by Oct. 26th.
After you request your ballot, it will be mailed to you. Then, follow the steps listed above.
Request Your Ballot
See Your Ballot
Look Up Ballot Drop Off Locations