Lake County to hold mail-in ballot election in November

Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 23:07:03-04

Lake County Commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday to authorize expanded mail-in and early voting for the Nov. 3 general election.

On Aug. 6, Gov. Steve Bullock issued an order that allows counties to hold all-mail elections in November to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Lake County is still required to offer in-person polling stations to voters who prefer to not exercise the vote-by-mail option.

On Tuesday, Flathead elections officials announced they are conducting their election in person.

The in-person option will be at the Lake County Election Office in the Lake County Courthouse at 106 4th Ave E, Polson, MT 59860. The Lake County Elections Office will be open for early voting at 8 a.m. on Oct. 2.

This means voters can come to the election office to pick-up their ballot in-person or drop off their ballot in-person. During this time, voters may pick up their ballot, vote it in the poll booths in the office and drop them into the locked ballot box.

The elections office will be open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12 due to the holiday and will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3.

Ballots will be mailed to all active, registered voters in Lake County on Oct. 9.

The best way for people to register is either download a voter registration application from the Secretary of State’s website here, the county’s website, or call Lake County Elections at (406) 883-7268 to have an application be mailed or emailed to you or individuals can come in-person.