One thing states have in common is that voters must be registered to vote 30 days prior to an election. However, Montana is one of 11 states that allows voters to register the 29 days before and on Election Day.
You missed the 30 day deadline to register or update your information with your local election office. Now what do you do?
Whether you've moved and need to update your address or you're new to Montana, you can still vote after the registration deadline. Here is the catch: you must appear in-person at your local election office to do so. Election offices are open weekdays from 8am to 5pm (except days observed for federal holidays) for late registration. Election Administrators always encourage voters to take advantage of this service sooner rather than later to avoid wait times.
Note: Late registration closes at noon the day before the election. All Montana election offices observe this noon deadline to print reports for Election Day.
It's Election Day! Same day voter registration is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Before you go anywhere or do anything, contact your local election office to make sure you're headed in the right direction. Offices may relocate or you may have the opportunity to vote one last time at your old precinct. Only your local election office will know and they'll save you time and headaches.