How to Vote in Montana in 2018


Hello Montana.
If you want to vote, first you need to make
sure you’re registered. There’s a link in the description below
where you can check whether you’re already
registered, but if you’re not registered yet, or you need to
update your name or address, there’s a link to
the registration form in the description. You’ve gotta print it, fill it out, and
mail it in, like with a stamp. I know that’s kind of annoying, but it’s
important, so register anyway. You can also go to a DMV or your local county
election office to register in person. There’s a link to their locations in the
description. If you’re registering by mail or at the
DMV, you have to do it by October 9th if you want to vote in the November 6th general election,
but if you can still register in person at your county election office all the way through
noon on November 5th and then all day on election day. Once you’re registered, you get to vote. Any registered voter in Montana can vote absentee
by mail – you can even check a box on the voter registration form to get an absentee
ballot for every election. That way, you don’t even have to request
it, it will just show up in the mail every time
you’re able to vote. If you missed that box when you registered
or just want to vote absentee for this one election, there’s a link in the description
to an absentee ballot request form. You have to mail it in by noon on November
5th, but the sooner you do it the better so you have time to get your ballot in the mail,
fill it out at your own pace, and mail it back or drop it off at your local election
office by November 6th. If you’re going to vote in person on election
day, polls are open from 7am to 8pm and you can find out where you’re supposed to go
using the link below. You’ll need to bring an ID with you. Any kind of photo ID, a voter confirmation
card, or a utility bill, paycheck, or bank statement
with your name and address on it counts. If you want to see everything that’s going
to be on the ballot ahead of time, you can go to the link in the description and look
at a sample ballot. Don’t panic if you see a bunch of races
on there you haven’t heard about. You don’t have to vote for every item on
the ballot for it to count, but a sample ballot gives you a chance to research those important
local elections ahead of time. If you want, you can also print one out and
bring it to the polls with you so you can
remember how you want to vote. One last thing: if you’re going to vote—open
up your notes app or grab a piece of paper
and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to
register, what time you’re going to vote, how you’re gonna get there, what ID you’re
going to use if you need one, even who you’re
going to bring to the polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure
that nothing unexpected stops you from voting
on November 6th. All the links you need to check your registration
and polling location will be in the description. Thank you for voting.

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Comments

  1. Thank you Hank, I just sent off my registration today after following this video! I failed to register for our special election and I regreted it so much.

    I did however read a stipulation for registration sent by mail: it has to be revived 27 days before the next election, but I also read that it must be postmarked 30 days prior, meaning that the last day to register for Nov 6th would have been Oct 7th!

    Does anyone know if that was a mistake in the video? Or should my registration be OK?

    Thank you for all your work making these.

  2. I am so sick of this its just a bunch of comercials that people say what is wrong with tere competition be honest and say what you believe in I have no respect for people that waste our money and time you are supposed to be leaders but you act like children grow up or get out

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