COVID-19 Voting Updates

April 3, 2020


In response to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the June 2, 2020 statewide presidential primary election will be conducted by mail ballot.


This means all actively registered Montana voters will be mailed a ballot on May 8, 2020. No polling places will be open on election day.


An all-mail election protects the safety of the voting public and the health of election workers by promoting voting from home.


In-person, socially-distanced voting will still be available at county elections offices, and on reservations that have satellite office agreements. 


We encourage Montana citizens to vote from home and return their ballot by mail - return postage is covered, so you don’t even need a stamp. 


If you can’t mail your ballot back a week before the election, you should drop off your ballot in person. For any in-person services, social distancing policies will be in effect for the protection of voters and staff alike.


The deadline to register to vote has been extended to allow for more “from home” voting services. Montana citizens have until May 26 to register to vote. If you miss the May 26 deadline, you can go in person to your county elections office to register and get a ballot for the election. If you have a disability, you can designate an agent to do this for you. 


We care about your vote, and we want to make things as easy as possible for you. Things are tough right now, but voting doesn’t have to be. Call or email your county elections office if you have any questions about voting in the June 2, 2020 primary election.