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Voter Guidelines

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Who Can Vote?

To vote in Montana, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be 18 years of age or older on or before Election day
  • Reside in Montana and in the county in which you intend to vote for at least 30 days before Election Day
  • Be registered as required by law at least 30 days before Election Day.

ID requirements at the polls: All voters will be required to show one form of identification at the polls on Election Day.  Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Driver's License
  • School district or post secondary education photo identification
  • Costco Card
  • Tribal Photo Identification
  • Voter Confirmation Card
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document that shows the voter's name and current address

Who Cannot Vote?

You cannot vote in Montana if:

  • You are a convicted felon serving a sentence in a penal institution (however, if you have finished serving your sentence, your voting rights are restored). Check with your county Election Office to make sure you are still registered.
  • You have been judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind.