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Primary Voting Information

The Federal Primary is held on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

For a voter to appear in person at their polling place, they must be registered with our office by 5:00 p.m. on May 5th. If an elector misses this deadline, they are able to register in person at the Elections Center and receive a ballot.


Polling Places are open on Election Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.


Please check your polling place information via the My Voter Page as voter's precinct and polling place information has changed due to the 2013 Redistricting!


Please see our Absentee page for Absentee information.


Please visit the Election Center for all your Primary voting needs
May 6th - June 3rd.

Fine Arts Building (#15) at the Missoula County Fairgrounds
1101 South Ave West, Missoula, MT 59801


The Elections Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from May 6th through June 3rd. Ample parking is available and the center is fully staffed allowing prompt service. Late voter registration must be done in person starting May 6th. Please note: Monday, June 2nd, statewide late registration closes from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and reopens on Election Day, June 3rd.


Absentee Ballots are available at the Elections Center beginning Tuesday, May 6th through June 2nd at noon. The issuing of absentee ballots does not reopen on Election Day.


The Missoula County Elections Office urges Voters to visit the Elections Center for all their voting needs. Individuals should visit the Fairgrounds location for:

Take advantage of our extended hours at the Elections Center!


A Voter's Guide to Late Registration

The deadline to register as a voter in Montana is 30 days prior to Election Day. However, late registration allows a voter to register or change their voter registration information after the close of regular registration and vote in the election beginning 29 days prior to the election. Late registration is open from Monday throught Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. On the Monday before the Election, late registration closes at noon and reopens on Election Day from 7 a.m. until close of polls at 8 p.m. Late Registrants can only receive abesntee ballots at the Fairgrounds.



Replacement Ballots

Replacement ballots may be obtained at the Elections Center at the Missoula County Fairgrounds weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.



Undeliverable Ballots

Ballots are unable to be forwarded through the postal service. If a mailing address is no longer active, the ballot will return to our office. Upon return to our office as undeliverable, we immediately mail a forwardable confirmation postcard to capture the voter's new address information. If voters wish to pick up their ballot, they may do so in person at the Fairgrounds Election Center. If an individual would like to pick up an undeliverable ballot on behalf of another voter, our office must be provided with a signed request granting permission.



Should I visit the Elections Center on Election Day to vote?

If you have an ACTIVE status and your information reflects what is listed under the MY VOTER PAGE, you must vote at your designated polling place. On Election Day, the Elections Center is reserved for new voters or those whose information has changed-such as an address change. The issuing of Absentee Ballots closes at noon Monday, June 2nd and does not reopen on Election Day.


Find your polling place and check your voter information by visiting the Montana Secretary of State's My Voter Page


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