Office of Elections - News & Notices
September 13th, 2013
Every two years on odd numbered years, election officials must maintain their voter registration lists by inactivating voters who did not participate in the previous even-year federal election (pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act and MCA13-2-220). This means, if an individual did not vote in the 2012 Presidential Election, or their ballot returned to our office as undeliverable, and the voter did not respond to the two mailings sent by our office, they are removed from the voter rolls.
However, it is easy for one to become an active voter again! If an individual's information has changed, they simply need to complete a new voter registration card by visiting our office in the County Courthouse or by visiting www.MissoulaVotes.com. Our office can confirm an individual’s voter registration status by looking directly at the voter database and providing the best instructions for their situation. They can reach our office by phone (406) 258-4751, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by visiting us in person at our office on the first floor of the Missoula County Courthouse.
October 2nd, 2012
Campaign Sign Information
Our office gathered State, County and City campaign sign regulations and compiled all the information into one sheet. Please check out Political Sign FAQ to ensure you are posting campaign signs responsibly this election season.
June 21st, 2012
Petitions Due by 5:00 PM Friday, June 22nd, 2012
A quick reminder for individuals and groups gathering petition signatures: Petitions are due to our office by 5:00 PM Friday, June 22nd. Petitions received after that date and time cannot be accepted. http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/13/27/13-27-301.htm
June 13, 2012
Missoula County will conduct the Post Election Audit for the Primary Election on Thursday, June 14th at 8:30 a.m. The Audit will take place at the Records Center located at 2147 Ernest Street. The audit is open to the public to observe.
Ever wonder what the Elections Office does AFTER an election? Come find out tomorrow! In 2009 the legislature passed the "Post-Election Audit Act to increase transparency and confidence in the election process, while insuring that the careful and comprehensive processes that result in open, honest, and fair elections in Montana are intact."
May 22nd, 2012
Please visit the Elections Center for the Primary ElectionNot registered to vote? Are you interested in receiving a late absentee ballot? Need to drop off an absentee ballot?
Come visit the Elections Center (Bldg #15 – Fine Arts) at the Missoula County Fairgrounds! We can assist you with all your election needs. There's plenty of parking and we can have you in and out in no time! We're open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.
April 6th, 2012
2012 Voter Checklist
Set yourself up for success this election year by printing out our 2012 Voter Checklist! This tool provides voters with important dates and essential steps to ensure you’re a prepared voter for the June 5th Primary and November 6th Presidential Election.
January 20th, 2012
Consider voting Absentee in 2012
Interested in receiving mailed ballots throughout the busy election
year? Voters on the
Annual Absentee List are automatically mailed their ballot 30 days
before Election Day, which allows ample time to study the issues and
candidates, vote your ballot at your convenience, and return it by mail
or in person to the Missoula County Elections office.
Voting absentee is also convenient for Montanan’s who live at a secondary residence for a portion of the year. Voters can list up to three addresses on the Absentee Form when they are not residing at their permanent address.
Candidate filing opens today!
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