MISSOULA — City residents should check their mailboxes.
The Missoula County Elections Office has mailed nearly 19,000 ballots to voters in Wards 1, 3 and 4 ahead of the City of Missoula primary in September.
The 18,994 ballots were sent to registered voters in those wards who were already on the absentee mail ballot list.
The Elections Office also sent mailers to 9,344 additional voters who are not currently on the absentee mail ballot list.
Voters will simply need to sign and mail back the form by Tuesday, Sept. 3, to receive a ballot in the mail.
Election's Office officials note that after Sept. 3, voters will need to request an absentee ballot in person at the Elections Office.
Voters can cast their ballot in person on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the designated polling place in their ward.
- Ward 1: Rattlesnake Elementary, 1220 Pineview Dr.
- Ward 3: Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave.
- Ward 4: Lewis and Clark Elementary, 2901 Park St.
Missoula County typically holds all-mail elections for local races, but because the Elections Office was late in submitting a mail ballot plan to the Montana Secretary of State, the county is required to hold a polling place election.
This means voters can cast their ballot either at their polling place or by mail.
The Elections Office is currently located in Building 15 of the Missoula County Fairgrounds and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In addition to requesting absentee ballots, Elections Office staff can help with all voter services, including voter registration, address changes, retrieving undeliverable ballots and issuing replacement ballots.
Voters can check their ward, registration status and polling place location here.