Step 1. Register to Vote!
To make sure you are registered to vote, check out My Voter Page.
Make sure you have the right ID ready to register! The approved list of ID is below:
- Montana Driver’s License or Montana state ID card number or,
- The last 4 of your social security number or,
- Provide a copy of another form of identification. This can be a photo ID that shows your name or an acceptable ID that shows your name and current address (Tribal ID, a recent paycheck stub, utility bill, or bank statement, your student ID, or another government document addressed to you).
Head to this link to learn more about registering to vote by mail and in-person.
Step 2. Research the Candidates & Issues
Municipal elections will be taking place November 7th, 2023!
Check out the 2023 Municipal Voter Guides to see who is running, find out what ward you are in, and read through candidate Q&A’s.
Step 3. Vote
If you don’t receive your ballot in the mail within a week from the ballot mail date for an election (and you are signed up to vote absentee), then reach out to your elections office:
- Billings: 217 N 27th St Rm 101, Billings, MT 59101 (406) 256-2740
- Bozeman: 311 West Main Street Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 582-3060
- Helena: 316 N Park Ave #168, Helena, MT 59623 (406) 447-8339
- Kalispell: 290 B North Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 758-5535
- Great Falls: 325 2nd Ave North in Room #100 Great Falls, MT (406) 454-6803
- Missoula: 140 N Russell St. Missoula, MT (406) 258-4751
To drop off your ballot in person, find a dropbox location near you, here!
Not located in one of the cities listed & looking for information on how to contact your elections office? Check out: voteinmt.org
Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Have other questions about your absentee ballot or where to vote? Slide into our DM’s on social media or call us at 406-542-VOTE.
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