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September 13th, 2013

Inactive Voters

Every two years on odd numbered years, election officials must maintain their voter registration lists by inactivating voters who did not participate in the previous even-year federal election (pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act and MCA13-2-220). This means, if an individual did not vote in the 2012 Presidential Election, or their ballot returned to our office as undeliverable, and the voter did not respond to the two mailings sent by our office, they are removed from the voter rolls. 

However, it is easy for one to become an active voter again! If an individual's information has changed, they simply need to complete a new voter registration card by visiting our office in the County Courthouse or by visiting Our office can confirm an individual’s voter registration status by looking directly at the voter database and providing the best instructions for their situation. They can reach our office by phone (406) 258-4751, email, or by visiting us in person at our office on the first floor of the Missoula County Courthouse.


October 2nd, 2012

Campaign Sign Information

Our office gathered State, County and City campaign sign regulations and compiled all the information into one sheet. Please check out Political Sign FAQ to ensure you are posting campaign signs responsibly this election season. 


June 21st, 2012 

Petitions Due by 5:00 PM Friday, June 22nd, 2012

A quick reminder for individuals and groups gathering petition signatures: Petitions are due to our office by 5:00 PM Friday, June 22nd. Petitions received after that date and time cannot be accepted.


June 13, 2012


Missoula County will conduct the Post Election Audit for the Primary Election on Thursday, June 14th at 8:30 a.m.  The Audit will take place at the Records Center located at 2147 Ernest Street.  The audit is open to the public to observe.

Ever wonder what the Elections Office does AFTER an election? Come find out tomorrow! In 2009 the legislature passed the "Post-Election Audit Act to increase transparency and confidence in the election process, while insuring that the careful and comprehensive processes that result in open, honest, and fair elections in Montana are intact."


May 22nd, 2012 

Please visit the Elections Center for the Primary Election

Not registered to vote? Are you interested in receiving a late absentee ballot? Need to drop off an absentee ballot?

Come visit the Elections Center (Bldg #15 – Fine Arts) at the Missoula County Fairgrounds! We can assist you with all your election needs. There's plenty of parking and we can have you in and out in no time! We're open 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.


April 6th, 2012

2012 Voter Checklist

Set yourself up for success this election year by printing out our 2012 Voter Checklist! This tool provides voters with important dates and essential steps to ensure you’re a prepared voter for the June 5th Primary and November 6th Presidential Election.


January 20th, 2012 

Consider voting Absentee in 2012

Interested in receiving mailed ballots throughout the busy election year?  Voters on the Annual Absentee List are automatically mailed their ballot 30 days before Election Day, which allows ample time to study the issues and candidates, vote your ballot at your convenience, and return it by mail or in person to the Missoula County Elections office.

Voting absentee is also convenient for Montanan’s who live at a secondary residence for a portion of the year. Voters can list up to three addresses on the Absentee Form when they are not residing at their permanent address.

 Ballots can also be tracked through Missoula County Online Ballot Tracking. Please click here to register Absentee!

January 12th, 2012

Candidate filing opens today!

Montana candidates seeking offices in the 2012 elections begin filing with the Missoula County Election Office Thursday, January 12, 2012. Please visit our Candidate Filing page or file online at the Secretary of State’s filing page.  Filing forms and fees must be received between 8:00 a.m. on January 12 and 5:00 p.m. on March 12. Forms postmarked by the deadline, but not received by the deadline, cannot be accepted

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