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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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#Vote in the 2022 Primary on June 7th to make sure you have a voice in who is making decisions for your way of life and decisions that will affect your community.
Head over to the following locations to #registertovote, drop off a completed ballot, pick up a replacement ballot, or simply cast a vote! Be on the lookout for a #WNV organizer in the area in the coming weeks.
If you have questions, call WNV office at 406-869-1938.
ROSEBUD COUNTY - Little Wolfe Tribal Building, 600 Cheyenne Avenue, Lame Deer, MT. The office is open from 9am-4pm on May 17, 24, and 31.
ROOSEVELT COUNTY - R L Sullivan Learning Annex, North of the Cultural Center, Poplar, MT. The office is open 9am-4pm on May 25, June 1, and June 2.
PONDERA COUNTY - Heart Butte School, #1 New School Rd., Heart Butte, MT. The office is open from 9am-3pm on May 17 and June 2.
MISSOULA COUNTY - Gray Wolf Peak Casino at 20750 US-93, Missoula, MT. On May 26 from 10am-7pm, June 4 from 10am-4pm, June 6 from 8am-12p, and June 7 from 7am-8pm.
HILL COUNTY - Stone Child College, Kenawash Building, 8294 Upper Box Elder Road, Box Elder, MT. The dates of the office being open are May 18, 25, and June 1 from 9:30 am until 4 pm.
GLACIER COUNTY - 12 Starr School Rd, Browning, MT. The satellite office is open M-F from 8 am-5 pm with a lunch break from 12-1. The office will be closed on June 7th.
CHOTEAU COUNTY - Stone Child College, Kenawash Building, 8294 Upper Box Elder Road, Box Elder, MT. The dates of the office being open are May 18, 25, and June 1 from 9:30 am until 4 pm.
BIGHORN COUNTY - Crow Nation, head over to the Office of the Crow Tribal Secretary at 338 Heritage Rd. Crow Agency, MT. The dates are May 18, 19, 25, 26, June 1 and June 2. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with lunch from 1-2.
NORTHERN CHEYENNE - two locations: the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School at 1 Campus Dr., Busby, MT and at the Muddy Cluster Community Building at Muddy Cluster Rd., Busby, MT. The hours for both N.C. locations are 9:30 am until 5 pm. They are open May 17, 21, and 31
NOTE: Northern Cheyenne tribal school is open this Tuesday then closes and then muddy cluster is remaining two weeks
BLAINE COUNTY - Head over to the Enemy Killer Center to register to vote, drop off a completed ballot, pick up a replacement ballot, or simply cast a vote!
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May 10th - Late registration begins. You must register in person at your county’s designated location and you can vote while you are there!!! Click Here: https://bit.ly/3M2A2Yy
June 7th - Election Day (Primary). You can vote as long as you are in line or your ballot is received by 8pm. 
You can again register to vote on Election Day, as long as you do so by 8pm. This is a result of the preliminary injunction issued on April 6th, 2022, for HB 176 (the bill that originally ended same-day voter registration). This is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date status, contact your county elections office to clarify.
For more voter information, click here: https://sosmt.gov
#NativesVote #NativesLeadingNations #NativeVote #voterregistration #westernnativevoice

May 10th - Late registration begins. You must register in person at your county’s designated location and you can vote while you are there!!! Click Here: bit.ly/3M2A2Yy
June 7th - Election Day (Primary). You can vote as long as you are in line or your ballot is received by 8pm.
You can again register to vote on Election Day, as long as you do so by 8pm. This is a result of the preliminary injunction issued on April 6th, 2022, for HB 176 (the bill that originally ended same-day voter registration). This is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date status, contact your county elections office to clarify.
For more voter information, click here: sosmt.gov
#NativesVote #NativesLeadingNations #NativeVote #voterregistration #westernnativevoice
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May 10th - Late registration begins. You must register in person at your county’s designated location. Click Here: https://bit.ly/3M2A2Yy
June 7th - Election Day (Primary). You can vote as long as you are in line or your ballot is received by 8pm. 
You can again register to vote on Election Day, as long as you do so by 8pm. This is a result of the preliminary injunction issued on April 6th, 2022, for HB 176 (the bill that originally ended same-day voter registration). This is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date status, contact your county elections office to clarify.
For more voter information, click here: https://sosmt.gov
#NativesVote #NativesLeadingNations #NativeVote #voterregistration #westernnativevoice

May 10th - Late registration begins. You must register in person at your county’s designated location. Click Here: bit.ly/3M2A2Yy
June 7th - Election Day (Primary). You can vote as long as you are in line or your ballot is received by 8pm.
You can again register to vote on Election Day, as long as you do so by 8pm. This is a result of the preliminary injunction issued on April 6th, 2022, for HB 176 (the bill that originally ended same-day voter registration). This is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date status, contact your county elections office to clarify.
For more voter information, click here: sosmt.gov
#NativesVote #NativesLeadingNations #NativeVote #voterregistration #westernnativevoice
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There is still time to #RegisterToVote in the June 7th Primary! You must register in person at your county’s designated location. Click Here to find your office: https://bit.ly/3M2A2Yy
June 7th - Election Day (Primary). You can vote as long as you are in line or your ballot is received by 8 pm. 
You can again register to vote on Election Day, as long as you do so by 8pm. This is a result of the preliminary injunction issued on April 6th, 2022, for HB 176 (the bill that originally ended same-day voter registration). This is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date status, contact your county elections office to clarify.
For more voter information, click here: https://sosmt.gov
#NativesVote #NativesLeadingNations #NativeVote #voterregistration #westernnativevoice

There is still time to #RegisterToVote in the June 7th Primary! You must register in person at your county’s designated location. Click Here to find your office: bit.ly/3M2A2Yy
June 7th - Election Day (Primary). You can vote as long as you are in line or your ballot is received by 8 pm.
You can again register to vote on Election Day, as long as you do so by 8pm. This is a result of the preliminary injunction issued on April 6th, 2022, for HB 176 (the bill that originally ended same-day voter registration). This is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date status, contact your county elections office to clarify.
For more voter information, click here: sosmt.gov
#NativesVote #NativesLeadingNations #NativeVote #voterregistration #westernnativevoice
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