56% of 18-29 year olds voted in Montana in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

The Montana voter registration deadline is October 11, 2022. Voters can apply in-person or by mailing in a completed application.

Check Registration Status

Check your Montana voter registration status here.



In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S citizen, have lived in Montana for at least 30 days, be 18 years or older on or before Election Day, not be a convicted felon serving a sentence in a penal institution, and not have been judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind.

  • If you are a student attending college in another Montana county, you can choose to vote in your county of permanent residence or register in the county where you are going to college and vote in that county. If you are an out-of-state student going to school in Montana, you may choose to become a resident of Montana if you have resided in Montana for at least 30 days and vote in the county where you are going to school or you can vote in your original state. However, you cannot vote in both states.


The deadline to register to vote in Motana for the General Election is October 11, 2022.


Voter Registration Process

There are two methods of voter registration in Montana: mail in a printable application or in-person.

  • If you miss the voter registration deadline, you can late register at your county election office until noon the day prior to the election. You can also fill out and sign a registration form when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or Montana ID.
  • Further voter registration information for Montana can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 16, 2022.

Questions? Contact us here.

Montana offers in-person, absentee, and in-person absentee (early) voting in the 2022 general election.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

All registered Montana voters are eligible to apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Click here to access Montana’s absentee voting application.

  • Your application for an absentee ballot must be received by the county election office by noon on the day before Election Day (November 7, 2022). If you drop off the application in-person you will be able to pick up the absentee ballot at the same time, once ballots are available.
  • Your absentee ballot must be received by your local election office by the closing of the polls at 8pm on Election Day (November 8, 2022).
  • Further absentee/ by-mail voting information for Montana is listed here.

Early Voting

Montana offers early voting in the form of in-person absentee voting.

  • As soon as absentee ballots are available voters are able to receive, mark, and submit an absentee ballot in-person at the election office. Ballots will be available no later than 30 days before Election Day.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.


Election Day Practices

On Election Day, polling places open between 7am and noon and close at 8pm. Polling places that have fewer than 400 registered voters are open from at least noon to 8pm.

  • At the polls, you must present a valid form of ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo ID with your name on it, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter confirmation notice, tribal ID, government check or other government document that shows your name and current address. If you do not have any of these, you can still vote by requesting and filling out a “Polling Place Elector ID” form or a provisional ballot.
  • Further Montana voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 16, 2022.

Questions? Contact us here.