How to Register to Vote
In Montana, you can register to vote up until 8:00 pm on Election Day.
You are eligible to vote if you are:
a U.S. citizen
at least 18 years old on Election Day
living in Montana for 30 days before the election*
not currently incarcerated for a felony
*Note to students: The state has different residency rules than the universities. You only need to be living here 30 days before the election in order to register & vote. You may only register & vote at one location, either your address at school or your address at home.
Voter Registration Deadlines
You can register to vote in-person at your County Elections office through Election Day. This means that as long as you're physically in line to register to vote by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 8th, you will be allowed to register and vote.
Registering by Mail
Here are some upcoming elections and the associated deadlines for registering to vote by mail:
2022 General Election (Statewide Federal Election)
Mail Voter Registration Deadline: Postmarked by October 11th, 2022 and received within 3 days
In-person Registration Deadline: November 8th, 2022 at 8:00 pm
In-Person Voter Registration
When registering to vote in-person, you will be asked to complete the Montana Voter Registration Application. See what the form looks like here.
Blank registration forms will be provided at your in-person voter registration location. You may also print out the form yourself, fill it out at home, and drop it off at your in-person registration location.
If you are registering to vote in-person within 25 days of an election, you will likely be issued an absentee ballot at the same time as you complete your in-person voter registration. You may vote your ballot on the spot or take it home to fill out later.
Be prepared to provide proof of your identity when you register to vote. There are three options for this in Montana:
Option 1: Provide a Montana Driver's License number or Montana ID number.
Option 2: Provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
Option 3: Provide a copy of another form of identification. This can be a photo ID that shows your name or an acceptable ID that shows your name and current address (Tribal ID, a recent paycheck stub, utility bill, or bank statement, your student ID, or another government document addressed to you).