Who can vote
- To vote in Montana, you must:
- Be registered as required by law.
- Be 18 years old or older on or before the next election.
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Have lived in Montana for at least 30 days.
Even if you meet the above eligibility qualifications, you cannot vote if:
- You’re a convicted felon serving a sentence in a penal institution.
- You’ve been judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind.
Municipal Primary Election will be held on June 7, 2022.
Municipal General Election will be held on November 8, 2022.
How to register to vote in Montana
- Online registration is currently not available.
- Visit your county election office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and complete a registration form. Late registration closes at noon on the day before an election.
- Fill out and sign a voter registration application 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 (MT) Driver’s License number or MT Identification (ID) card number. If you do not have a MT Driver’s License or MT ID card, you can provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN). If you are unable to provide the above forms of identification, you can provide a United States passport, Montana tribal ID card, military ID card, or Montana concealed carry permit when you register; or submit a photo identification, including, but not limited to, a school district or postsecondary education photo identification with your name on it, and a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows the individual’s name and current address. *For information on obtaining a copy of your Social Security Card click here.
- ID numbers provided on the voter registration card are kept confidential and are not available for public inspection.
- 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.
- If you miss that deadline, you can still register and vote in the election by late registering at your county election office or designated location.
- Once you are registered, you will receive a voter confirmation card from the county election office that contains the precinct and polling place for your residence.
Late registration closes at noon on the day before an election.
Be sure to keep your voter registration current by filling out a new form if your name or address changes. You can check to see the most current information on file at My Voter Page. If you move and become a resident of another Montana county, you must re-register in that county.
If you are a student going to college in another county you can:
- choose to vote in your county of permanent residence, either by going to the polls or by absentee ballot, OR
- register in the county where you are going to college and vote in that county.
- if you are an out-of-state student going to school in Montana, choose to become a resident of Montana if you have resided in Montana for at least 30 days, and vote in the county where you are going to school, OR
- vote in your original state, but you cannot vote in both states.
Voter registration deadlines in Montana
- Register by mail deadline: Must be postmarked 30 days before Election Day
- In person registration deadline: Available up to and including on Election Day
Where to register to vote
Visit your local election office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and complete a registration form.
Download a registration form here, print, complete and return to your county election office.
Late register in person at your county election office or the designated location by noon the day before the election.
Fill out a registration form when you apply or renew your driver’s license or State of Montana ID at the Department of Motor Vehicle office.
How to Check Your Voter Registration
You can confirm your voter registration status on Montana’s election website.