MISSOULA, Mont. — The Missoula County Elections Office is preparing for Tuesday’s municipal primary election.
The office is already preparing absentee ballots for counting. The process is lengthy, extensive and involves multiple checks to ensure the safety of each and every ballot.
There are at least half a dozen checks to reaffirm the ballot's signature can be verified and ensure each ballot gets counted.
Elections officials go through extra steps to reassure the public that elections are fair and accurate.
They have even been offering tours to show the public the facility and counting process.
“We have been holding public tours, and anytime we have had people come in, they have asked great questions, they have been able to see our process as it's ongoing, and we really encourage those who may want to learn more about that process,” Missoula County Elections Administrator Bradley Seaman said. “When you physically see the process happening you will leave feeling as confident in it as I do.
You will not be able to register to vote the day of this election, so if you have not been registered in Missoula County you will not be able to vote in this primary election.
Seaman says you can still come down to register so you can vote in the general election.
You can check your registration status at the My Voter Page website, and if you have any questions about the election you can call the county elections office.
You can also visit the Missoula County Elections website for more information.
The winners of the primaries will go on to the general election in November.