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2020 General Elections: Home

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

Primaries vs. General Elections

  • In Montana, a voter does not need to vote in a primary election in order to vote in a general election.
  • There is no party registration in Montana. Individuals who vote in a primary election are given all the parties’ ballots, and can choose in private which party ballot they wish to vote. Voters in a primary election cannot vote more than one party’s ballots.

Your voice matters!

How To Vote In Montana (2020 Edition)

How to Vote in Montana (COVID-19 Voting Update: Any registered voter in Montana can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Due to the Governor’s Directive, the deadline for voter registration has been moved to October 26, 2020. All ballots must be postmarked by November 3 and received by November 9) © 2020, How to Vote in Every State.

Voter Resources

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


10 Tips for Voters


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.

By Mail: Postmarked 8 days before Election Day and received 5 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?