Special Election FAQs
What is the Special Election?
Since our Representative (Ryan Zinke) was appointed by President Trump to be the Secretary of Interior, Montana is hosting a Special Election to fill his congressional seat. The candidates are Greg Gianforte (R), Rob Quist (D) and Mark Wicks (L). The Special Election will be May 25th, absentee ballots will be mailed on May 1st and received by voters by May 3rd.
Who can vote in the Special Election?
Yep! Any qualified voter can vote in the Special Election. To be a qualified voter you need to by 18 years old by May 25th, be a US citizen, and have lived in Montana for 30 or more days.
How do I know if I’m registered to vote in Montana?
You can see if you’re registered and see what address you’re registered to vote at by going to Montana’s MyVoterPage.
Will the Special Election be an all mail in election?
It likely won't be. The Montana Legislature is considering a veto amendment by Governor Bullock. You can learn more about here.
Can I still vote by mail?
Yep! Anyone can vote absentee in any election. You just need to make sure that your address is up to date. You can make sure that you're registered by mail at the correct address by visiting Montana's MyVoterPage.
I go to college in Montana, but I’ll be in another state/country over the summer. Can I still vote in the Special Election?
Yep! You absolutely still qualify as a voter in Montana as long as you're 18, lived in Montana for 30 or more days, and are a US citizen. Just be sure that your mailing address is representative of where you'll be living on May 3rd. This address does not need to be in Montana. You’ll get your ballot by May 3rd and you can mail it back before you head out on your big summer adventure.
When do I have to mail my ballot for it to count?
You ballot must be received be your County’s Election Office by 8pm on May 25th. We’d encourage you to mail it by May 22nd to make sure your ballot gets there on time.