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2018 Midterm Elections: Home

Voter resources for the 2018 midterm elections.

Election Results

Link to the Montana Secretary of State's webpage for election results.

Voter information
A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. This site monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
"PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits." This site ranks statements made by candidates from True to Pants on Fire.

United States Election Commission
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as audits the use of HAVA funds.

A Voter's Guide to Federal Elections

Our voter's guide is available in 11 languages. It is designed to help voters successfully navigate the federal elections process, from registering to vote to casting a ballot on Election Day. In addition to the basics of ballot-casting, it also includes information on eligibility and early voting, as well as the registration and voting process for military and civilians living abroad, and polling place services that make voting more accessible.

The Voter’s Guide is available in 11 languages: English, Cherokee, Chinese, Dakota, Japanese, Korean, Navajo, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Yupik.

View the descriptive flyer discussing the Voter's Guide to Federal Elections. 

View EAC's Voter Guides

What are Midterms?

The midterms mark the halfway point of a Presidential term. Less public and media attention is generally given to these elections. However, midterm election outcomes can yield substantial impacts. Take 2006 for example: Democrats won big and took control of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate with Republican George W. Bush as president. Fast forward to 2010 and we see the Republicans taking charge over the U.S. House under Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency. House and Senate seats are two-year and six-year terms respectively; the midterms decides one-third of available Senate seats alongside all House seats.

Your voice matters!


Hank Green of Vlogbrothers (a Missoula-based celebrity!) provides a succinct overview on how to vote in Montana. © 2018, How to Vote in Every State.

Voter Resources

14 FAQs for Voters (download 14 FAQs); also with Language Translations 


10 Tips for Voters (download 10 tips sheet); (see also Quick Start Guides & Tips for election officials)


In Montana the Secretary of State is the agency which handles elections and voter registration.

Montana Secretary of State: My Voter Page

Montana Voter Information logo.

Register to vote by 5 p.m. 30 days before election day.

Late register for most elections at the county election office or the designated location beginning 29 days before election day, and through 8 p.m. on election day.

  • Regular voter registration closes at 5 p.m. thirty days before election day for most elections.  Individuals can late-register at the county election office beginning 29 days before election day and through close of polls on election day.  Note: late registration is not available for certain school district elections.

Dates to remember

Who can vote?