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Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

November 5, 2024

Montana General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Submitted by: October 7, 2024
  • Postmarked: October 7, 2024
  • Post received: October 10, 2024
  • Late Registration (must be received and verified by): November 4, 2024 12:00PM
Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Request Deadline
  • Received by: November 4, 2024 12:00PM
  • Emergency Ballot Period: November 1 – November 5, 2024
Completed Absentee (Mail-in) Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: November 5, 2024 8:00PM
Early Voting
  • In-Person Absentee Voting: October 7 – November 4, 2024

Helpful Resources

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Absentee Voting

You do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee in Montana—anyone can request an absentee ballot.

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

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.

Click here for more information on voter ID in Montana

Language Access

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

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.