2020 Election: Montana Voter Bill of Rights

The right to register and cast your ballot. You are eligible to vote if you are:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Living in MT for 30 days before the election
  • Not currently incarcerated

The right to vote if you forgot your ID. You will vote using a provisional ballot. You can bring a copy of your ID to the elections office until 5 p.m. the day after the election.

The right to vote if you are a registered voter even if your name is not on the list. You will vote using a provisional ballot. Your vote will be counted if elections officials determine that you are eligible to vote.

The right to register and vote if you are still in line when the polls close. Polls close at 8 p.m.

The right to cast a secret ballot without anyone bothering you or telling you how to vote. You should not be approached by a candidate or issue campaign while casting a ballot.

The right to get a new ballot if you have made a mistake and have not already cast your ballot. You can:

  •        Ask an elections official at a polling place for a new ballot; or
  •        Exchange your absentee ballot for a new one at an elections office, or at your polling place; or
  •        Vote using a provisional ballot, if you do not have your original absentee ballot.

The right to get help casting your ballot from anyone you choose, except from your employer or union representative.

You have the right to vote at an accessible polling place. Ask your county election official to make sure you are assigned to one. You also have the right to vote from your vehicle if a disability prevents you from entering a polling place. A friend or relative may ask an election judge to bring your ballot to your car.

You have the right to vote using an absentee ballot. Montana has no-excuse absentee voting, meaning you don't need a reason to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.