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About Early Voting For Registered Voters

Federal General vote-by-mail ballots are mailed on October 12, 2018. If your ballot does not reach you in the mail within a few days or you are not on the vote-by-mail list, contact your local election office regarding your early voting options. 


Early voting is essentially another term for requesting a ballot before Election Day. In Montana, if you're slated to go to the polls, you can request a ballot before the big day. Since 1999, Montanans can request an absentee ballot without an excuse. Do note, ballots are not opened or tabulated until Election Day.


Are you on the vote by mail list? For federal elections absentee or vote by mail ballots mail 25 days prior to Election Day. The ballot in the mail is your dedicated ballot. If Election Day is growing near and you still have not received your ballot, contact your local elections office. If you have verified that your information is up to date via the My Voter Page, you may request an absentee ballot. Visit our absentee ballot request page to learn more.    

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Early Voting For New Voters Or Those With Changes

Voters with address changes or are new to Montana can register before and on Election Day. This process is called "late registration" and must be done in-person at your local elections office. Visit our late registration page to learn more!

Late Registration