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Absentee ballots for primary election sent out

| May 13, 2022 12:00 AM

Montana’s June 7 primary election will determine which candidates appear on the November general election ballot.

Absentee ballots for the primary election are mailed out to registered voters beginning today, May 13.

Montana has open primaries, which means there is no party registration in Montana. Individuals who vote in the primary election are given all the parties’ ballots and can choose which party ballot they wish to vote. Voters must choose one party ballot to vote in the primary.

In order to receive an absentee ballot, a voter must apply through the Flathead County Election Department. A voter may request a ballot for just the upcoming election or may request an absentee ballot be mailed for all elections in which they are eligible to vote.

Absentee ballots can be returned by mail, but must be received at the election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

On Election Day polling places are open throughout the county from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee ballots may also be delivered to polling stations that day.

To register to vote, visit the election department in the South Campus Building, at 40 11th St. W #230 and fill out a voter registration application.

Voters wanting to check their registration status or the location of their polling place, visit the My Voter Page online through the Montana Secretary of State at

For more information, call the county election office at 758-5535 or visit