Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll need to complete a Montana Voter Registration Application and turn it in to your local elections office. The Gallatin County Democrats are at many community events and always have voter registration forms available. We are happy to collect your form and submit it to the Gallatin County Elections Department on your behalf.

Less than 30 days prior to an election, however, you’ll need to go to the Election’s Department in person to register to vote. The Gallatin County Elections Department is located in the county courthouse at 311 W. Main, Room 210. Contact them at 406-582-3060.

Check you voter status on the Montana Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page“.

After registering, you should receive a voter registration card in the mail that verifies your status.

When you visit the “My Voter Page” you’ll find your polling location. You can also contact your local elections office. Polling places are based on your precinct, and you can find your precinct here.

The Gallatin County Elections Department is located in the county courthouse at 311 W. Main, Room 210. Contact them at 406-582-3060.

Yes, but you’ll need to do so in person at your local elections office. In most elections this is possible, but be sure to check with the elections office ahead of time.

The Gallatin County Elections Department is located in the county courthouse at 311 W. Main, Room 210. Contact them at 406-582-3060.

No! The jury pool is drawn from those with a Montana Driver’s License or other state issued ID and is not affiliated with voter registration records.

In the state of Montana, absentee ballots are ballots mailed to a registered voter 30 days prior to an election. Anyone in Montana can register for an absentee ballot, even if you aren’t going to be gone for the election.

An absentee ballot gives you the flexibility of taking your time with your vote and removes the hassle of voting at the polls. Simply mail your ballot or drop it off at your elections office. The absentee ballot must be received by the close of the polls on election days, so make sure you mail it in with plenty of time.

If you are already registered to vote in Montana, you can request to receive absentee ballots by completing the Application for Absentee Ballot. These should be turned into your local elections office as soon as possible so that you get your ballot in the mail for the next election.

The Gallatin County Elections Department is located in the county courthouse at 311 W. Main, Room 210. Contact them at 406-582-3060.

If you’ve moved, you will need to update your voter registration by completing the Montana Voter Registration Application. Be sure to check the box at the top that says “Address Change”.

Submit your completed form by mail or in person to your local elections office. The Gallatin County Elections Department is located in the county courthouse at 311 W. Main, Room 210. Contact them at 406-582-3060.

If you’ve changed your name and/or signature, you will need to update your voter registration by completing the Montana Voter Registration Application. Be sure to check the box at the top that says “Name Change” and/or “Signature Update”.

Submit your completed form by mail or in person to your local elections office. The Gallatin County Elections Department is located in the county courthouse at 311 W. Main, Room 210. Contact them at 406-582-3060.

Yes! You can register and vote if you have been convicted of a felony, unless you are currently incarcerated in a penal institution.

The Montana Secretary of State manages all voter registrations and elections for the state.

For questions in Gallatin County, contact the Gallatin County Elections Department.

The Gallatin County Elections Department is located in the county courthouse at 311 W. Main, Room 210. Contact them at 406-582-3060.