Voter Guides

Alongside other affiliates of the Alliance 

for Youth Action, Forward Montana has been producing and distributing the Great American Voter Guide since 2014. In 2019 Forward Montana is distributing 10.5k voter guides by young Montanans for young Montanans.





Step 1. Registration

To make sure you are registered to vote check out MyVoterPage. If you aren’t registered to vote, just head down to your county elections office. We promise it will only take 5 minutes. You can find out where your county elections office is here.

Step 2. Research the Candidates & Issues

Click below to begin educating yourself on this year’s candidates and issues.

Missoula 2019 Voter Guide
Billings 2019 Voter Guide 
Bozeman 2019 Voter Guide

**If a candidate did not respond to our questions, we researched candidates’ stances using public statements and voting records. If we couldn’t find enough information to confidently answer the question, we put N/R for no response, no research.**

Thank you to our voter guide sponsor: 



Step 3. Vote

Absentee Voting: If you vote by mail, you’ll get your ballot in the mail around October 16th. If you haven’t received your ballot by October 24th, you should call your local Elections’ Administrator (don’t worry they’re v nice). After reviewing the candidates and ballot measures, you mark your ballot with blue or black ink.

REMEMBER: While you don’t have to vote in every race for your vote to count, you should vote your WHOLE ballot. Those races and ballot measures at the bottom will have a hella impact on us! You’ll mail the ballots back in the envelopes provided.

CAUTION: We’re pretty smart, but the instructions included with your ballots are even SMARTER! Be sure to read and follow them carefully.

Voting at the Polls: First things first, figure out where your polling location is. You can find this on MyVoterPage. You gotta be in line to vote no later than 8 pm on November 5th. Be sure to bring one of the following: your voter confirmation card, tribal ID, student ID, driver’s license, Montana ID, utility bill, lease agreement, or current piece of mail with your name and address on it.

Step 4. Kick up your feet.

Civic engagement looks good on you.

What voters say

“The Forward Montana guides are usually the only truly impartial voting guides I can usually find during election season. I appreciate that they take the time to ask about issues that are both important nationally and locally. Through their guides and the research they do, they give our generation a voice in elections when most other organizations would rather pretend that the young generation of voters simply don’t exist”

– Devin M., Missoula