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Montana elections, 2013

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1 Voting in Montana
1.1 Important voting information
1.2 Voting absentee
1.3 Voting early
2 Elections Performance Index
3 See also
4 References


Montana election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Montana.
Exceptions include special elections.
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Voting in Montana

See also: Voting in Montana
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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:[1]
  • 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.[2]

Voting absentee

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.

Voting early

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.[3]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' 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.[4]

See also