Gallatin County elections office says some ballots are missing signatures


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Tuesday is election day as people across Montana cast their ballots for municipal races. In Bozeman, people will make their mark for mayor and two city commission seats.

In addition they will check yes or no on a mill levy for Gallatin College.

Other races in Gallatin County include those in Belgrade, Manhattan, Three Forks, Big Sky and West Yellowstone.

The elections office said they sent out around 50,000 ballots. Most of those ballots will be returned on election day.

We spoke to Charlotte Mills at the elections office who wants to remind people that signing your name on the ballot is just as important as filling your mark. "If it comes into us and the ballot is not signed, or the signature does not match what we have on file, then we call every person and ask them to come in. Right now we are sitting with about 500 ballots that have not been signed," said Mills. If you have not dropped your ballot in the mail yet, and you want your vote to count, you need to do it soon. You can drop it off at your local county elections office between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday.