Voting in Montana 2016

Key Dates

Election day is Nov. 3

Voter Registration Deadlines:

In Person: Election Day. Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
By Mail: Postmarked 8 days before Election Day and received 5 days before Election Day. Monday, October 26, 2020.
Online: N/A


Election Day Registration:

If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote at your county election office through close of polls on Election Day, except between noon and 5:00 p.m. the day before the election. You are required to register at your Local Election Office – not a polling place. Phot ID and proof of residency is required.


Montana Voter Registration Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States,
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day,
  • Be a resident of Montana and of the county in which you want to vote for at least 30 days before the next election,
  • Not be in a penal institution for a felony conviction,
  • Not currently be determined by a court to be of unsound mind,
  • Meet these qualifications by the next Election Day if you do not currently meet them.


How to Register to Vote in Montana:

  1. Fill out National Voter Registration Form
  2. Sign and Date form. IMPORTANT.
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address provided.
  4. Make sure to be registered before the registration deadline.


Montana Absentee Ballots:

In Person: Received 1 day before Election Day. Monday. November 2, 2020
By Mail: Received by 12p.m. , 1 day before Election Day( November 2, 2020) , recommend registering at least 7 days before Election Day.
Online: N/A
*Due by 8p.m. Election Day. Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
*Any registered Montana voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.


Absentee Voter ID Requirements:

If you’ve voted in Montana before, registered in person, or provided ID at the time of registration, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by mail.


Montana Early Voting Period:

Begins: 30 days before Election Day. Monday, October 5, 2020.
Ends: 12p.m. noon on the day before Election Day. Monday, November 2, 2020.


Montana Election Day Voter Requirements:

You Must provide one of the following forms of Photo ID when you vote early or on Election Day.

  • Photo ID that shows your name, including a driver’s license, School ID card or Tribal photo ID
  • Document such as a utility bill, bank statement, pay statement, confirmation of voter registration, government check, or other government document that that shows your name and current address.


Native Vote Coordinators

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Major Party Contact Information

Chair, Jim Larson

Chairman, Jeff Essmann 

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