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Ballot Drop Off

 325 2nd Ave North

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday , May 28th, 2022.

7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday thru Friday, May 31st to June 3rd.

9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 4th.

7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, June 6th.

7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 7th.


Ballot drop off will also be available at Exhibition Hall at the fairgrounds:

7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday thru Friday, May 31st to June 3rd.

7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, June 6th.

7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 7th.

We will also have a drive-thru drop box available from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, June 7th.



Same day registration is no longer available in the state of Montana.  To verify your voter status, please check ‘My Voter Page’ and follow the prompts.  You may also contact our office at 406-454-6803.  There are many registration drives going on throughout the state, but there is only one Elections Office  in each county and all registration forms must be turned into the county elections office in a timely manner.  Please make sure that your registration forms are sent directly to Cascade County Elections at PO Box 2305, Great Falls, MT 59403 or you can drop them off in person at the Elections Office located at 325 2nd Ave N Room 100, Great Falls MT.

What is on the next ballot?

June 7, 2022 - Federal, State, and County Primary Election

At the Primary election, voters nominate candidates from a political party to run in the November General election for federal, state, and county offices. 

Montana has an "Open Primary" system. This means:

√ You do not register to vote with a political party.

√ You get to choose which party's primary you want to nominate candidates from; and

√ Your choice is secret.

√ You are still limited to voting in ONE party's primary election. 

Here's how it works: Absentee voters will be sent all political party ballots, and choose one to vote and return in their ballot secrecy envelope. The ballot secrecy envelope is returned in an outer envelope that is signed by the voter. It is important to only vote ONE party ballot. If you return two voted party ballots in your secrecy envelope, they will be rejected.

Polling place voters will also be provided with all party ballots, and must choose one to vote. Election judges at the polls will instruct voters to place their voted ballot in a separate secrecy sleeve from their unvoted ballots. The judges will deposit the voted ballot in the ballot box, and the unvoted ballots in a separate container. Because the ballots are placed in secrecy sleeves, the judges do not know which party ballot the elector voted.

Whether you vote absentee or at the polls, there is no record of which party ballot you voted.

Remember, you can only nominate candidates from ONE political party. We hear from voters who have questions like, "I want to vote to nominate someone for Senator from the Democratic party, and to nominate someone for Representative from the Republican party - how can I do that?" This is not possible. Our Open Primary system allows you to choose which party's primary to vote in without pre-registering with that party. You must still choose one party's primary to vote in.

Though you may only nominate candidates from one political party in the Primary, at the November General election you may vote for candidates from different political parties if you wish.

Each candidate for office must affirm when filing that they meet (or will meet within constitutional and statutory deadlines) the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Montana.

Candidates should refer to the Commissioner of Political Practices for candidate financial reporting information and forms to ensure their name appear on the ballot.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Elections Office at 406-454-6803.

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