Montana elections, 2013
Montana election information for 2013 is listed below.
|On the 2013 ballot|
Exceptions include special elections.
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Voting in Montana
- See also: Voting in Montana
Important voting information
- Montana has a mixed primary system. Republicans have a closed caucus, while Democrats have an open primary.
- The deadline for regular registration is 28 days before the election. If you miss that deadline, you can still register and vote in the election by late registering at your county election office. Late registration is available up until close of polls on election day. You can register to vote in the following ways:
- As of March 2015, Montana is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration. Montana had a bill pending in the 2013 legislative session which would have authorized online voter registration. It failed to pass the Montana Senate.
- See also: Absentee voting by state
For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Montana, please visit our absentee voting by state page.
- See also: Early voting
Montana is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permits some form of early voting. Early voting begins as soon as ballots are made available and ends on the day prior to Election Day.
Elections Performance Index
Montana ranked 10th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Montana received an overall score of 70 percent.
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- Montana Secretary of State, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed December 16, 2013
- Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014
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