A Voter's Bill of Rights

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You have the right to ask for a new ballot if you damage your ballot or want to change your vote. Before the rejected ballot is deposited in the ballot box, ask an election judge to provide you with a new one.

You have the right to ask for help marking your ballot if you are unable to read or write for any reason.

 

You have the right to vote at an accessible polling place. Ask your county election official to make sure you are assigned to one.

You have the right to vote from your vehicle if a disability prevents you from entering a polling place. A friend or relative may ask an election judge to bring your ballot to your car.

You have the right to have a ballot delivered to you if you are homebound or in a nursing home. Your county election official or a nursing home staffer can tell you how.

You have the right to vote using an absentee ballot, even if you are capable of voting in person on Election Day. You may request an absentee ballot from your county election official any time from 75 days preceding Election Day until noon the day before.

You have the right to vote even if you suddenly become ill or have some other health emergency on Election Day. Before noon on Election Day, ask your county election official or a hospital employee to provide you with an absentee ballot.

You have the right to a Voter Information Pamphlet printed in large type or recorded on tape if your vision is impaired. These are available at your local library.

You have the right to vote if you are serving overseas with the armed forces. See your installation voting officer for more information. Members of your family who are with you overseas and who are registered Montana voters may also vote.

This website was produced by Montana Voices.

Contact us at info@voteinMT.org.

Montana Voices is a civic engagement project committed to ensuring that every Montanan is able to participate fully in our democracy. Our mission is to collaborate on programs related to civic access, voting rights, voter modernization efforts, civic engagement and leadership development. Our mission is centered on engaging and empowering underrepresented communities, building sustainable power needed to eliminate barriers to civic participation, and guaranteeing that policy-making is guided by the public.