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Why the Census Matters

The Census is a keystone of our representative government. It measures the population so that seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Montana Legislature can be correctly divided. It also is used in redistricting to draw the lines that link representatives to their constituents for the next ten years.

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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Vote by mail ballots for the 2020 Federal General Election will go out October 9, 2020. Go to www.myvoterpagemt.com to check if you’re registered and that your address and other information are accurate.  Not registered yet? We need everyone in our Tribal Nations to register to vote for this very important election! Many races will be determined by the Native Vote this year! Your voice is your vote! Click here to register: westernnativevoice.org/voterregistration
#NativesVote #NativeVote #NativeVote2020 #2020Election

Vote by mail ballots for the 2020 Federal General Election will go out October 9, 2020. Go to www.myvoterpagemt.com to check if you’re registered and that your address and other information are accurate. Not registered yet? We need everyone in our Tribal Nations to register to vote for this very important election! Many races will be determined by the Native Vote this year! Your voice is your vote! Click here to register: westernnativevoice.org/voterregistration
#NativesVote #NativeVote #NativeVote2020 #2020Election
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Blackfeet Nation...There is still time to get counted in the 2020 Census. Community organizers will be assisting people to get counted. It only takes 10 minutes.
9/25, 1-6 Heart Butte Public Playground and BBall courts
9/26,  1-6 East Glacier Across from Womens Club. located at 416 U.S. 2 Glacier Park MT 59434
9/27, 1-6 Glenn Heavy Runner Pool, Swimming Pool Rd.
9/28,  1-6 Museum Parking Lot
9/29, 11 am-4 pm Heart Butte same as above
9/30,  11 am-3:30 pm Browning Location Tribal Building at Flintstones houses
9/30,  4pm- 6;30 pm Pikinu Walkiing Park
#NativesCount #IndianCountryCounts #2020Census

Blackfeet Nation...There is still time to get counted in the 2020 Census. Community organizers will be assisting people to get counted. It only takes 10 minutes.
9/25, 1-6 Heart Butte Public Playground and BBall courts
9/26, 1-6 East Glacier Across from Womens Club. located at 416 U.S. 2 Glacier Park MT 59434
9/27, 1-6 Glenn Heavy Runner Pool, Swimming Pool Rd.
9/28, 1-6 Museum Parking Lot
9/29, 11 am-4 pm Heart Butte same as above
9/30, 11 am-3:30 pm Browning Location Tribal Building at Flintstones houses
9/30, 4pm- 6;30 pm Pikinu Walkiing Park
#NativesCount #IndianCountryCounts #2020Census
... See MoreSee Less

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