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Important information, reminders for June 2 primary elections

Posted at 8:15 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 22:15:37-04

MISSOULA — For those with questions ahead of Tuesday's primary election across Montana, here is some key information and reminders for those looking to get out and vote in Missoula County.

The Election Office will begin posting results online here shortly after polls close at 8 p.m., and again at 10 p.m. and midnight. Results also will be posted here.

As a reminder, since the primary is an all-mail election, polling places will not be open. Voters who still need to return their ballots on Election Day should not mail them, as the Election Office must receive them by 8 p.m. Postmarks are not sufficient.

Instead, voters should drop off ballots at one of five drive-thru locations across the Missoula County, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day:

  • Missoula County Fairgrounds, 1101 South Ave. W.
  • Lolo Elementary School, 11395 U.S. Hwy. 93 S.
  • Bonner School, 11395 U.S. Hwy. 9j3 S.
  • Seeley Lake Elementary, 200 School Lane
  • Frenchtown Fire Station, 16863 Marion St.

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, 53.4 percent of Missoula County voters had returned their ballots.

Voters who need to register to vote, replace their ballots, retrieve undeliverable ballots or seek other voter services will need to go to the Election Center on Russell Street. Services will be available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the large green building on the east side of the lot, with voter parking and drop-off at the same end of the lot. The west end of the lot, closest to Russell Street, is exit-only and right-turn only onto Wyoming Street.

Voters will still be able to register and vote on Election Day but should expect long wait times due to social distancing requirements and other precautions intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All voters who are in line by 8 p.m. will be served.