Missoula County officials ready for primary election

Posted at 8:24 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 10:24:23-04

MISSOULA – Elections officials across the state and here in Western Montana are gearing up for Montana’s primary election.

All eyes are on the two biggest races for Congressional seats. Four candidates are vying for the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Jon Tester and represent Montana in the U.S. Senate.

Meanwhile, it’s a five-person race on the Democratic side to unseat Republican Greg Gianforte for Montana’s lone spot in the U.S. House.

Missoula County voters need to be aware of some changes to polling place locations. 

Those who previously voted at the Clinton school will now vote at the Clinton Community Church on “Clown Lane.” For people who vote at Hellgate Elementary, you’ll vote at the Missoula Technology and Development Center on Broadway.

Missoula County Elections Administrator Dayna Causby says those voters should have received a  reminder card in the mail and says people in those areas should try to vote early.

"We’re asking that any voter that doesn’t wish to wait in line at the Hellgate precinct to come and get their absentee ballot here at the election center on the fairgrounds. There will be a line if voters choose to wait on Election Day to vote at the Hellgate precinct," Causby said.

The elections department also has a drive-through drop off location for ballots at the Missoula County Fairgrounds.