MISSOULA – Local officials are hard at work in Missoula ahead of the Nov. 6 election, preparing to mail around 48,000 absentee ballots on Oct. 12.
Voters who have previously requested absentee ballots should receive them sometime the following week, according to Dayna Causby, Missoula County elections administrator.
Although the exact number of absentee ballots won’t be known until the office generates its official reports for the mailing, Causby said around 60% of the county’s 80,000 registered voters opt to cast their ballots by mail.
Registered voters who have not previously requested an absentee ballot can do so by filling out an application either online or at the Elections Office, which will be located in Building 15 at the Missoula County Fairgrounds beginning on Monday, Sept. 17.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the general election is at 12 p..m. on Nov. 5. Elections officials note that absentee ballots must be received by Election Day and should be mailed not later than Nov. 1.
Voters also can drop off their ballots at the Missoula County Fairgrounds during drive-thru ballot drop-off events between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Nov. through Nov. 3 as on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6.
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