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Secretary of State
2014 Summer Edition
In This Issue

Election Day Facts
Get Registered
Late Voter Registration
State Ballot Issues
My Voter Page
Voting Options
Election Judge Training
Linda McCulloch Over the years, I have had the pleasure of welcoming home Montana veterans from a visit to their memorial in Washington, D.C. The trip is provided by Big Sky Honor Flight in recognition of their courage, sacrifice and commitment to our country.

This Independence Day, let us honor our freedoms by honoring all those who work and have worked to make our way of life possible. Shake someone's hand, volunteer in your community, and celebrate your right to vote by preparing for the General Election on November 4th.

Linda McCulloch
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Election Day is November 4th Election Day is November 4

The 2014 General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 4. The ballot will include races for United States Senator, United States Representative, Public Service Commission, and more. There will also be local races and ballot issues specific to your county. Don't miss the opportunity to vote and make a difference in your community.

View 2014 Primary Election results »
Register to Vote - It's Easy! Register to Vote - It's Easy!

There are many ways to register to vote in Montana. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements may visit their county election office and complete a voter registration application. You may also print an application from our website and return it by mail or in person to the county election office.

Another option is to fill out a form when getting or renewing your Montana driver's licsense or state ID. Registrations must be done in person at the county election office or at the location designated by the county election administrator in the 30 days leading up to the election.

Learn more about regular and late voter registration »
Election Day Voter Registration Election Day Voter Registration

We are lucky to live in a state that allows folks to register to vote right up through the close of polls on Election Day. It's a smart law that guarantees no voter is denied their right to cast a ballot.

Since 2006, more than 29,000 Montanans have registered and voted on Election Day. We added nearly 1,000 voters to the list this year. If you move, or need to update your voter registration for any reason, know that your right to vote is protected under current law.

Check the status of your voter registration record with My Voter Page (MVP) »
2014 State Ballot Issues

The Montana Legislature has referred two ballot issues to the November General Election ballot. Additional citizen-proposed issues may also appear on the ballot, if a sufficient number of certified signatures are filed with our office by July 18.

  • C-45: Constitutional amendment to rename the State Auditor
  • LR-126: Referendum to end Election Day voter registration
Voter Information Pamphlet

Voter Information Pamphlet As a resource to voters, the Secretary of State's Office publishes the Voter Information Pamphlet (VIP) which contains detailed information about each qualified ballot issue. The VIP will be mailed to every household with at least one registered voter, and will contain the ballot language, complete text and committee arguments "for" and "against" each issue. Additional copies of the VIP and accessible formats will be available by request.

Keep an eye on your mailbox for this photo in October! Jason O'Neil of Helena has won our 2014 Primary Election Photo Contest, which means his artwork titled "That Solo Tree" will appear on the cover of the VIP. Thank you to all those who took the time to enter the contest. We received many exceptional entries, but I could only choose one!
My Voter Page My Voter Page

My Voter Page is your one-stop shop for personal voting information. By entering your name and birth date, you can check your voter registration record, find the location of your polling place, track the status of your absentee ballot, view a precinct-specific sample ballot, and more. MVP is available online and as an App on select smartphones.

Go to My Voter Page »
Voting Options Voting Options

You may vote by absentee ballot, or in person at the polls. Absentee ballots for the General Election will be mailed to voters on the Absentee List on DATE. To sign up, fill out and return an Absentee List Application or Application for Absentee Ballot.

Every polling place and county election office is equipped with an AutoMARK voting machine. The equipment is designed to assist voters with a visual or mobility impairment. More »

Absent military and overseas citizen electors can register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and vote their ballot electronically. The state’s Electronic Absentee System is for voters covered under the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). More »

If you experience a sudden illness or emergency that falls between 5:00 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, you may contact your county election administrator to request that an absentee ballot be delivered to you. Contact List »
Election Judge Training Election Judge Training

As an election judge in Montana, you will help ensure the state’s elections remain secure, fair, accurate and accessible to all voters. Your responsibilities would include supervising the conduct inside polling places and helping Montanans cast their ballot both privately and independently. If you would like to sign up to be part of the dedicated team that makes fair and accurate elections possible in Montana, contact your county election administrator. Training deadlines vary by county.
Mark Your Calendar and VOTE!
2014 Federal General Election: Tuesday, November 4
It's Your Vote. Your Voice. Your Montana.

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