MISSOULA, Mont. — Election Day is still weeks away, but ballots are going out to all active Missoula County voters this Friday. Elections officials say this is the first all-mail election of its kind in the county.
Montana does not have party registration, so voters will receive ballots for each party. Missoula County Elections Office officials said voters can choose which ballot they’d like to vote and throw out the others.
Voters can mail in their ballot with prepaid postage provided by the elections office or drop it off at a drive-thru location on the June 2 Election Day.
Drive-thru drop-off locations will be set up at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, Frenchtown Rural Fire District fire station, Bonner Elementary School, Seeley Lake Elementary School and Lolo Elementary School.
Voting precincts will not be open on Election Day.
The Missoula County Elections Office will be open for same-day voter registration and voting on Election Day, but Missoula County Elections Administrator Bradley Seaman said that process will take longer than usual due to COVID-19 related cleaning and occupancy regulations.
“We’re all in this together,” Seaman said. “The idea behind holding this all-mail election is to keep your friends, family, neighbors, voters and elections workers all safe and healthy.”
Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on June 2.
To find out your voter registration status, visit the Montana voter page. For questions about ballot replacement, call the Missoula County Elections Office at 406-258-4751.