Voter ID rules are different based on whether you vote by absentee ballot or in person.
Any registered Montanan can choose to vote using an absentee ballot. You don’t have to give a reason for not voting in person.
You have to apply to receive an absentee ballot. If you need assistance, another person can help fill out the application.
You can request your in person or by mail. You don’t need to include ID with your application.
You have to include identifying information or a copy of acceptable ID with your ballot.
You can give one of these numbers:
You can include a copy of one of these photo IDs:
You can use another form of photo ID if you also include one of these documents:
Montana only allows military and overseas voters to return their ballots online.
Several forms of ID work for voting in Montana.
You can use an unexpired photo ID that shows your name.
Photo IDs that you might be able to use include:
You can also use a recent document that shows your name and current address.
These are the documents that you can use:
If you don’t have any of these, you may still be able to vote by completing a form and having your identity confirmed by election officials.
Page Updated: August 2023