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Voter Frequently Asked Questions

  • Felons CAN vote (unless current incarcerated)
  • You CAN vote if you are in a pre-release center
  • You MAY be able to vote if you are in a tribal jail
  • You CAN vote with a tribal ID
  • You CAN vote if you are homeless
  • You CAN vote if you cannot read or write
  • You CAN vote if you are serving in the military overseas
  • You CAN vote if you are away for college
  • You CAN vote if you are in a medical center
  • 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

You can register to vote in Montana by visiting the Secretary of State website. Click here!

Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. However, you need to fill out an Application for Absentee Ballot.

  • You can research candidates while filling out your ballot
  • You have 25 days to return their ballot
  • You can vote from the comfort of your home

You can use the ‘My Voter Page‘ on the Secretary of State’s website. Use this service to check:

  • If you are registered to vote
  • Your voter registration address
  • Location and directions to your polling place*
  • If you are on the list to have ballots mailed to you
  • The status of your mailed ballot*
  • A sample ballot*

Fill out a voter registration form if your name or address information has changed and has not yet been updated with the county election office.

For more information about voting call us at 800-729-3540,

call your local election office,

call the Secretary of State’s toll-free voter hotline:

1-888-884-VOTE (8683)

or

visit the Montana Voter Information page.

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NEWS

Montana law allegedly restricting Native American voting rights struck down

Nora Mabie, Great Falls Tribune | September 25, 2020 "Native American voters living on reservations in Montana are tired of being under-served and systemically discriminated against by the state." In a victory for tribes in Montana, the Yellowstone County District Court permanently struck down a law that plaintiffs argued would restrict Native...


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Meet Donavan Hawk (D) HD76, a member of the Montana Indian Caucus. Rep. Hawk has been involved in social justice and political activism since 2008 and has directly worked on issues such as health care access for all Montanans, Medicaid expansion, reducing student debt, expanding voting rights, fighting against predatory lending, keeping public lands in public hands, protecting the rights of hunters and fishers for generations to come, protecting Social Security, defending worker rights and protecting unions, and defending quality public education. Send Donavan a message and let him know how he did this past session. Click here: https://uat.leg.mt.gov/legislator-information/roster/individual/9625#NativesLeadingNations

Meet Donavan Hawk (D) HD76, a member of the Montana Indian Caucus. Rep. Hawk has been involved in social justice and political activism since 2008 and has directly worked on issues such as health care access for all Montanan's, Medicaid expansion, reducing student debt, expanding voting rights, fighting against predatory lending, keeping public lands in public hands, protecting the rights of hunters and fishers for generations to come, protecting Social Security, defending worker rights and protecting unions, and defending quality public education. Send Donavan a message and let him know how he did this past session. Click here: uat.leg.mt.gov/legislator-information/roster/individual/9625
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WNV Staff and organizers attended the MMIW event in Helena today to raise awareness for the thousands of Indigenous people who are missing or murdered in our country. #MMIW, #MMIWawareness #NoMoreStolenSisters ... See MoreSee Less

Wear Red Today and Help Us Raise Awareness!May 5th is a national day of awareness for the thousands of Indigenous people who go missing and are killed each year. This date is the birthday of Hannah Harris, a Northern Cheyenne teen who was murdered and found on her reservation near Lame Deer, MT. #MMIW #MMIP #nomorestolensisters

Wear Red Today and Help Us Raise Awareness!
May 5th is a national day of awareness for the thousands of Indigenous people who go missing and are killed each year. This date is the birthday of Hannah Harris, a Northern Cheyenne teen who was murdered and found on her reservation near Lame Deer, MT. #MMIW #MMIP #nomorestolensisters
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We are excited to share with you Western Native Voice Community Spotlight featuring Alissa Snow. Read Alissas story here: https://westernnativevoice.org/spotlight/alissa-snow/#NativesLeadingNations

We are excited to share with you Western Native Voice Community Spotlight featuring Alissa Snow. Read Alissa's story here: westernnativevoice.org/spotlight/alissa-snow/
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Love the concept of making voting a family tradition. Thank you for all of your good work!

Congrats Alissa Snow! 🙂 Great Story <3

Congratulations!

Awesome story, thank you for sharing!

thank you for the inspiration

Congratulations Alissa ❣

Love you my girl! ❤ Congratulations 🎉🎉

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