2022 Voter Information

We have put together everything you need to know to get ready to vote in the 2022 General Midterm Election happening November 8, 2022.

Begin by checking your voter registration here.

Not Registered? Here are several options for you to register to vote:

  • Register to vote on Western Native Voice’s Online Portal. (currently closed until after election, please register in person at your local county elections office to make sure that your application will be processed in time.)
  • Register to vote at your local election office, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • You can register the day of election and vote at the same time for the Midterm 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.

Who is running for office?

2022 List of Legislative Candidates 

2022 List of Non Legislative Candidates 

For information about the new congressional districts and a map see the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission Congressional District Map.

Find Your Polling Place by clicking here: 2022-Primary-Polling-Place-List (5)

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Important Election Dates:

Oct 11

Close of regular voter registration. (Registration forms postmarked by this date and received within 3 days are accepted for regular registration.)

Date by which absentee ballots must be available for voting in person.

Oct 12

Late Registration Begins – General Election

Oct 14

Date by which absentee ballots must be available for voting in person.

Date by which ballots are mailed to electors on the absentee list.

Nov 7

Noon – End of late registration (or when all individuals in line at 12:00 p.m. have registered)

Noon – Absentee ballots are issued to late registrants up until this time on the day before election day; If the election administrator has received the elector’s voter registration information prior to the close of late registration may vote in the election if the elector obtains the ballot from the location designated by the county election administrator. 

Nov 8

7:00 a.m. – Polls Open

8:00 p.m. – Polls Close

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Who can vote?

  • 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

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 day

How you can vote from home:

Fill out an Application for Absentee Ballot.

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

Vote in Person

If you choose to vote in person, be sure to take a valid ID with you. You can find your nearest polling place by going to sosmt.gov, then look under the Elections & Voter Services tab. A drivers’ license, tribal ID, military ID, or concealed carry permit work are all forms of acceptable identifications documents. ID’s must contain a photo, name and address.

Questions? 

For more information about voting call us at 406-869-1938. 

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.