Mail-in ballots went out to registered voters in Gallatin County on Friday. On August 8th, Governor Steve Bullock allowed individual counties the go-ahead to conduct mail-in balloting for the upcoming 2020 General Election on November 3. The Gallatin County Commissioners voted 2-1 to hold the election using mail-in balloting; however, all counties are required to offer in-person voting opportunities for those who would like vote that way.

This brings us to our poll question: Do You Trust Mail-in Voting? Please answer below.

Governor Bullock’s Directive also states:

  • Counties may choose to send mail ballots and expand early voting for the November 3, 2020 General Election.
  • Counties are encouraged to publicize available options and to work with nonprofit organizations to ensure that all Montanans will have access to a ballot, whether in person, early, or by mail.
  • All counties must establish, implement, and enforce social distancing policies at polling locations, designated drop-off locations, or other public-facing portions of facilities involved in voting.

Important Voter Information

To register to vote or to sign up for an absentee ballot:
  • Print the form, fill it out, sign it and send it to:
    Gallatin County Election Department
    311 West Main - Room 210
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • If you have questions or would like more information, call 406-582-3060.
To qualify to vote in Montana, you must:
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in the county for at least 30 days
  • Not be incarcerated in a penal institution
  • Not be adjudicated by a court of law to be of unsound mind
Please Note: Regular voter registration for the 2020 General Election closes 10-days prior to Election Day. Late registration begins October 27. If you miss the regular registration deadline, you may still register to vote by appearing in-person at the Election Department in the County Courthouse at 311 West Main - Room 210 in Bozeman until noon the day before the election or from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Election Day.