How to Register to Vote
Visit your county election office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and complete a registration form.
Fill out and sign a voter registration card and drop it off at your county election office, or mail it to the county election administrator.
Fill out and sign a registration form when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or Montana ID.
You must provide your Montana driver’s license or Montana ID number when you register. If you do not have a Montana driver’s license, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have neither number, you will need to provide another form of identification.
You will need to provide a residence address or specific geographic location information from which your residence address may be determined. The residence address must be in the county in which you are registering.
The deadline for regular registration is 30 days before any election. If you miss that deadline, you can still register and vote in the election by late registering at your county election office.
Late registration is available at any time right up through the close of polls on election day. No absentee ballots are issued between noon and 5:00 p.m. the day before the election however, so if you haven’t registered before then, you probably want to wait until election day to register and vote.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll get a voter confirmation notice from your county election office verifying your registration and telling you which precinct and which polling place you vote in.
Voters with Disabilities
If you have a physical disability or are unable to read or write, you may ask an election judge to help you mark your ballot. Or, you can bring a friend or relative who, with the permission of the election judge, can go into the voting booth with you and help you vote.
Every polling place in Montana has at least one specialized voting machine, called an AutoMARK, that enables people with disabilities to vote independently and privately.
You may also designate an agent to assist you with the voting process.
To find out more about AutoMARK or how to register to vote, please visit the Montana Voter page at: http://sos.mt.gov/elections/Vote