2 polling places relocated in Missoula Co.
MISSOULA, Mont. —
The following information was sent out by the Election Administrator from the Missoula County Elections Office:
The Missoula County Elections Office said today that two polling places will be relocated for the primary election on June 5, 2018.
- The Hellgate Elementary polling place will be moved to the Missoula Technology and Development Center, 5785 W Broadway. The Technology and Development Center is about a mile and a half west of Missoula International Airport. Access and parking is on the south side of the building, away from Aviation Way.
- The Clinton School polling place will be moved to the Clinton Community Church, 9653 Clown Lane in Clinton. The church is accessible via I-90 exit 120. Voters will enter through the main (north side) entrance at the glass doors.
Missoula County Elections Administrator Dayna Causby said the moves were prompted by ongoing construction at Hellgate and some scheduling changes at Clinton. She added that because the new location is smaller than Hellgate, Hellgate voters may experience slightly longer-than-usual wait times.
Causby said as a result of the changes, voters may opt to vote via the mail.
“We know the change will inconvenience some voters and we certainly encourage those folks to take advantage of the vote by mail option,” she said. To request a mail ballot, Causby said voters can visit www.missoulavotes.com and click on “Absentee Ballot Application.” The application can be mailed or dropped off in person.
“Another option is come to the Elections Center at the Fairgrounds in person and we can issue a ballot on the spot,” she said. “There’s plenty of parking and staff members are ready to help. It’s quick and easy.”
The Elections Center at the Fairgrounds is open 8 to 5 daily and 8-12 on Saturday, June 2. It will close at noon on Monday, June 4 and then reopen for Election Day. Voters who opt to vote in person will report to the relocated spots on Tuesday, June 5. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Causby said Hellgate and Clinton voters who typically vote via the mail do not need to change anything, and should have received their ballots in mid-May. Absentee ballots must be returned no later than 8 p.m. on June 5th.
Causby said voters may check the status of their ballot and confirm their polling place location – and get directions – via the My Voter Page, www.myvoterpageMT.com.