Voting rights are under attack in this country as state legislatures nationwide pass voter suppression laws under the pretext of preventing voter fraud and safeguarding election integrity. These voter suppression laws include stringent identification and proof of citizenship requirements and eliminate early voting and same-day voter registration.
Thanks to Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoing two such bills, Montana did not join the list of nearly 20 states that have added significant new burdens for eligible voters trying to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right.
In Montana, the deadline for regular registration is 30 days before an election, but if you miss that deadline, you can still register and vote in the election by registering at your county election office up through the close of polls on Election Day.
When you go to the polls, you will be asked for a current ID. If you do not have a photo ID, you can still provide a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter confirmation notice, government check or other government document that shows your name and current address. And if you do not have any of these items, ask the polling place volunteers about an ID form or voting with a provisional ballot.
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