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Missoula County prepares for mail in voting

Posted at 7:57 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 21:57:43-04

MISSOULA — On Friday more than 77,000 ballots will make their way to registered voters in Missoula County through the mail.

The Missoula election staff has had many conversations with the postal service about their responsibility and the logistics of mail-in voting.

Elections administrator Bradley Seaman says his team is confident in the postal service’s ability to deliver and retrieve those ballots.

Once you receive your ballot and have cast your vote, drop it in any mailbox or off at the elections center on Russell street during normal business hours.

If you cannot vote by mail, you can vote early and in-person at the Russell Street elections center.

Most importantly, however you choose to vote, whether by mail or in person, voting early is the best option.

"We want to make sure that we keep all of our voters safe and healthy, as well as our election staff, we've got a great team in here," said Missoula County Elections Administrator, Bradley Seman. "But we want to make sure that if we have in case of COVID-19 it could drastically slow services on election day."

"So the best way that you can help and make sure your vote gets counted is vote your mail ballot, use that postage paid return envelope. Make sure it's signed and check online at myvoterpagemt.com."

If you haven’t received your ballot by Wednesday the 14th, go online to myvoterpagemt.com to confirm that you're registered to vote, and that your mailing address is up-to-date.