🚨June 2 Primary Fact Sheet🚨
On April 2, 2020, the Missoula County Commission approved a resolution allowing Missoula County to conduct the June 2, 2020 Primary Election via the mail. The all-mail primary will allow Missoula County voters to vote and have their votes counted while protecting voters, election workers and others from the spread of COVID-19.
• May 8 – Primary ballots go in the mail.
• May 26 – Regular registration closes. Until 5 p.m., voters may register or update an existing registration via the mail.
• May 27 – Late registration opens. New registrants or voters who want to change an existing registration must do so in person at the Elections Center. Late registration closes at noon on Monday, June 1.
• June 2 – Election Day. Same-day registration will be available, with special considerations (see below). Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Postmarks are not sufficient.
✅ Primary Election Procedures
Montana primaries are “open,” meaning voters get ballots for all eligible parties, but they may only vote one.
• Voters should vote and return just one party’s ballot.
• Voters do not declare a party affiliation when they register, so the decision of which ballot to complete belongs solely to the voter. If a voter votes on more than one ballot, none of the votes are counted.
• Voters should place the voted envelope in the secrecy envelope, place the secrecy envelope in the large envelope, sign the large envelope and return it, either in person or via the mail. Unvoted ballots may be destroyed. There is no need to return them.
Return postage is paid.
“I Voted” stickers will be included with the primary ballots.
✅ Same-Day Registration
In 2016 and 2018, hundreds of Missoula County voters opted to register and vote at the Elections Center on Election Day. On June 2, same-day registration will be available, but Social Distancing protocols will be in place.
• Elections Office staff members will be able to serve a limited number of voters at one time.
• There will be limitations on the number of voters allowed in the Elections Center at one time.
FOR THEIR SAFETY AND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEIR COMMUNITY, MISSOULA COUNTY VOTERS ARE STRONGLY URGED NOT TO WAIT UNTIL ELECTION DAY TO REGISTER AND VOTE.
✅ Links/Contact Information
• Missoula County Elections Office: 258-4751 or www.missoulavotes.com
• State of Montana page to check registration and address: www.myvoterpagemt.com
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