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Organization : Montana Secretary of State
Facility : Register to Vote
State : Montana
Country : United States

Register to Vote : http://sos.mt.gov/elections/Vote/index.asp
Voter Registration Application : https://www.electionin.org/uploads/1010-Voter-Registration-Application.pdf
Home Page : http://sos.mt.gov/elections/

Register to Vote :
** Register to vote by 5 p.m. 30 days before election day.
** Late register for most elections at the county election office or the designated location beginning 29 days before election day, and through 8 p.m. on election day.
** Regular voter registration closes at 5 p.m. thirty days before election day for most elections.
** Individuals can late-register at the county election office beginning 29 days before election day and through close of polls on election day.

Note: late registration is not available for certain school district elections.

Who Can Vote :
To vote in Montana, you must :
** Be registered as required by law.
** Be 18 years old or older on or before the next election.
** Be a citizen of the United States.
** Have lived in Montana for at least 30 days.

Even if you meet the above eligibility qualifications, you cannot vote if :
** You’re a convicted felon serving a sentence in a penal institution.
** You’ve been judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind.

How to Register to Vote :
** Visit your county election office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and complete a registration form.
** Fill out and sign a voter registration application and drop it off at your county election office, or mail it to the county election administrator.
** Fill out and sign a registration form when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or Montana ID.
** You must provide your Montana driver’s license or Montana ID number when you register. If you do not have a Montana driver’s license, you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have neither number, you will need to provide another form of identification.
** You will need to provide a residence address or specific geographic location information from which your residence address may be determined. The residence address must be in the county in which you are registering.
** The deadline for regular registration is 30 days before any election. If you miss that deadline, you can still register and vote in the election by late registering at your county election office.
** Once you’ve registered, you’ll get a voter confirmation notice from your county election office verifying your registration and telling you which precinct and which polling place you vote in.

Late registration is available at any time right up through the close of polls on election day, except between noon and 5:00 p.m. the day before the election.

Be sure to keep your voter registration current by filling out a new form if your name or address changes. You can check to see the most current information on file at My Voter Page. If you move and become a resident of another Montana county, you must re-register in that county.

If you are a student going to college in another county you can :
** choose to vote in your county of permanent residence, either by going to the polls or by absentee ballot, OR
** register in the county where you are going to college and vote in that county.
** if you are an out-of-state student going to school in Montana, choose to become a resident of Montana if you have resided in Montana for at least 30 days, and vote in the county where you are going to school, OR
** vote in your original state, but you cannot vote in both states.

Where do I register to vote? :
** Visit your local election office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and complete a registration form.
** Download a registration form here, print, complete and return to your county election office at least 30 days before election day OR
** Late register after the 30-day regular registration deadline at your county election office or the designated location up to and including on election day, except for from noon until 5:00 p.m. the day before election day.
** Fill out a registration form when you apply for or renew your driver’s license or State of Montana ID at the office where you apply for or renew your Montana driver’s license.

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