VRM in the States: Montana

February 1, 2017

Advances in Voter Registration Modernization

  • Election Day Registration: Montana implemented Election Day registration in 2005. Individuals may register in person at any time at county election offices, including on Election Day.
  • Portability: Registered voters who move within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, cast a regular ballot at their new polling place. Those who move within the same county can submit a change of address form at their new polling place. Those who move to a new county within the state more than 30 days before an election must re-register at their county election office before casting a ballot at their new polling place. Those who move to a new county within the state 30 days or fewer before an election can either vote in their prior precinct or re-register in their new county.

Gains from Voter Registration Modernization in Montana   

  • For the 2014 general election, same day registrations constituted 2.4% of all registrations received in the two years preceding the election.