COVID-19 Advisory: Montana conducted its June 2 primary entirely by mail, but no determination has yet been made by the Governor regarding the general election. We will update this page with any developments. A court injunction has been issued which stops the law which would have limited the number of absentee ballots that a person or group can drop off. A further hearing is expected in September.
If you need a photocopy of your ID to accompany your absentee/vote-by-mail ballot application and do not have access to a copier or printer, click here to learn how we can help.
Who is eligible to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail?
Any registered Montana voter can request an absentee ballot. No excuse is required.
- If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
- If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
- If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).
Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are
Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
No. Unless you are a first-time voter – see section above.
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.
Last update: April 15, 2020