Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 5, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

Montana voters can vote early through absentee in-person voting from October 5 to November 2. Contact your local elections office for location and hours information.

Montana’s Address Confidentiality Program allows survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to get confidential voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote for felons is automatically restored upon their release from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID requested, but non-photo ID is accepted. If no ID is shown, voter will cast a provisional ballot which will be counted once the signature is matched to the signature on the voter record..

Absentee Voting: Any registered Montana voter can request an absentee ballot. Voters can find the application online and mail or drop it off at the county election office at least 1 day prior to the election. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Montana is one of 13 states that does not have any women in its Congressional delegation. Montana ranks 22nd in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Montana Congressional Delegation

Montana State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Montana had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women in the 2016 Election.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size