How to vote in my state
Last updated February 2, 2023
Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines
November 7, 2023
Montana General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
- Postmarked: October 10, 2023
- Received by: October 13, 2023
- In-person request by: October 10, 2023
- Online request by: October 10, 2023
Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Request Deadline
- Post received: November 6, 2023 by 12pm MST
- Received in-person by: November 6, 2023 by 12pm MST
- Online request received by: November 6, 2023 by 12pm MST
Completed Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Return Deadline
- Received by: November 7, 2023by 8pm MST
Early Voting: October 8, 2023 – November 6, 2023
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What's on your
You do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee in Montana—anyone can request an absentee ballot.
You must have your application received by your county election office no later than 12 PM the day before the election. If you drop the application off in person, you may collect your absentee ballot at the same time. Your completed absentee ballot must be received at the election office or polling place by 8 PM on Election Day.
What to Expect
on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM (times may vary by county).
Find your polling location (personal info needed).
Voter ID Requirements
You must bring a valid photo ID to vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:
- A current photo ID showing the elector’s name
- A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter registration confirmation, government check or other government document showing the elector’s name and current address.
If you do not have the items listed above, you may request and fill out a “Polling Place Elector ID” form or vote by provisional ballot.
Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.”
It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose.
Have questions or need help voting?
Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).
Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.