It’s Your Right to Vote Privately!
Every polling place in Montana has at least one specialized voting machine that enables people with disabilities to vote independently and privately.
This machine, the AutoMARK, allows voters with disabilities and other special needs to mark a ballot privately and independently when using an optical scan voting system.
When using the AutoMARK, you vote on the same ballot that all other voters are using. The AutoMARK does not store any votes; it simply assists you to mark your ballot. The AutoMARK is easy to use. Let the election judge at your polling place know if you would like to vote on the AutoMARK.
The technology also provides language assistance to voters who are more comfortable speaking a different language or who need help to better understand written instructions.
If you have a physical disability or are unable to read or write, you may also ask an election judge to help you mark your ballot for you. You may also 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.
If you would like to designate an agent to assist you with the voting process, download an application for designation of an agent. Deliver the signed application to your local election office.
To learn more or download forms please visit: http://sos.mt.gov/elections/Disabilities/
Register to vote by 5 p.m. 30 days before election day – Nov. 4.
Late register for most elections at the county election office or the designated location beginning 29 days before election day, and through 8 p.m. on election day.
To learn more visit: http://sos.mt.gov/elections/Vote/