LAST MINUTE VOTERS CAN STILL GET BALLOTS, VOTE IN MONTANA

MISSOULA, MT — Last minute voters can still register, get an absentee ballot and vote in Montana, but election officials say the deadline for Montana’s special congressional election is looming.

Mountain Broadcasting News contacted all the election offices in Western Montana.  Missoula, the largest, is dealing with a number of changes in polling places, but still offering complete voter services, including providing absentee ballot assistance, replacing ballots, offering late registration, providing an ADA accessible AutoMark voting machine, and allowing for voters to drop off their ballot at a 24/7 drive-thru location at their Missoula County Fairgrounds election office.  Voters can also drop off absentee ballots at the Courthouse, and at their polling place on election day.  A list of polling places in Missoula county is here.  Some polling places had to be changed because schools and other installations could not accommodate the special election date, which falls on a Thursday for this one-time special election.

In Ravalli County, only the Hamilton High School polling place had to be moved.  It has been relocated to the Ravalli County Fairgrounds Floral Building. Sanders County will use its usual polling places for the special election.  An interactive site showing addresses, photos and a map of polling places is available for Lake County voters.  In Granite county, Precincts 1 and 2 will vote at the Granite County Museum and Precincts 9 & 10 will vote at the Drummond Community Hall.  Search this list of all western Montana election offices for addresses, phone numbers and contact info.

You can also access your personal election information at the Secretary of State’s website, including whether you are registered to vote and your polling place.  Just enter your first and last name, date of birth, address and county on the My Voter page.