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Missoula Co. Elections Office hosts satellite voter event in Frenchtown

Frenchtown Satellite Voting
Posted at 11:20 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 12:12:53-04

FRENCHTOWN — The Missoula County Elections Office held its first of three planned satellite voter events at the Frenchtown Fire Station on Tuesday.

The office is reaching out to communities outside of the city to provide a more convenient location to drop off their ballot as Election Day is quickly approaching.

A steady stream of voters took advantage of this opportunity throughout the four-hour event.

Missoula County Deputy Elections Administrator, Nathan Coyan, says it’s important to be able to reach those that would have a difficult time getting to Missoula and says services at their satellite events aren’t limited to dropping off a ballot.

“You come here, you can get a replacement of a ballot that was mailed to you if you made a mistake and you just need a new one, you can starting from scratch register to vote as a completely new voter or say you moved from another county or just if you just changed your address, come right here and see us and we’ll get you updated here," Coyan explained.

A satellite voter event will be held in Seeley Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and a third event will be held at the University of Montana Adams Center on Oct. 27.

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(first report: 11:20 a.m. - Oct. 13, 2020)

The Missoula County Elections Office is hosting a satellite voter event until 2 p.m. at the Frenchtown Fire Station on Marion Street.

Residents can register to vote, receive a replacement ballot, vote a ballot in person, or drop off a ballot at the event.

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