MISSOULA — We’re just one week from Election Day and the Missoula County Elections Office says if you haven’t mailed your completed ballot by the end of the day, the safest way to make sure your vote is counted is to deliver it yourself.
“We want to encourage voters to make sure they mailed their ballot today -- otherwise we want to have them use one of our drop locations either on Election Day,” Missoula County Elections Administrator Bradley Seaman said.
“Or we scheduled our drive-thru drop-off running from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. all throughout the week, and so we’ll have that available for votes as well,” he added.
Overall, there will be 11 ballot drop-off locations for those who wait to drop off their ballots until next Tuesday.
Seaman says the Elections Office located at the corner of Russell and Wyoming streets will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but voters who choose to go to the office should expect a very long wait.
Tuesday is also an important day for those who haven’t received a ballot or still need to register.
"Today is the first day of late registration. Any voter can move, get a replacement ballot or register as a new voter, but in order to register as a new voter or to move from county to county or address to address they need to come in person to the Elections Office,” Seaman explained.
Seaman also wants all new registrants, as well as those making county-to-county moves, to know this process must take place no later than noon on Monday to vote in the election.