Election News

04 16 2014

Sample ballots are now available for the June 3rd Primary Election

The sample ballots lists every race and every issue being voted on in Lewis and Clark County.  Only those races and/or issues you are qualified to vote on will be reflected on the ballot you receive at your polling place. To...[more]

Category: Elections

The Lewis and Clark County elections department administers federal, state, county, city and special district elections in Lewis and Clark County according to federal and state election laws. The Department also assists in elections for school districts. This department maintains the voter registration files for approximately 42,000 voters in 37 precincts. A calendar of elections is listed below.

To be eligible to vote in an election you must be registered 30 days prior to the election. Voter registration cards can be obtained from the elections office, drivers license bureau and the local area telephone books. 

If you are a student going to college in another county you can choose to vote in your county of permanent residence, either by going to the polls or by absentee ballot, or you can register in the county where you are going to college and vote in that county.  If you are an out of state student going to school in Montana, you may choose to become a resident of Montana if you have resided in Montana for at least 30 days and you can vote in the county where you are going to school or you may vote in your original state.  However, you cannot vote in both states.

When voting at the polls, a current photo ID showing the elector's name; or a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter registration confirmation, government check or other government document showing the elector's name and current address must be presented.

Montana now allows for late registration.  If it is under 30 days before an election and you wish to register and vote, this can now be done in the local election office up to and including election day.  Please contact the local elections office at 447-8336 with any late registration questions you may have.

An inactive voter is someone who has not exercised their right to vote in a Federal Election (which is held every even numbered year).  The election office mails cards out to these individuals asking them if they wish to re-activate their registration.  They have not responded to those mailing and therefore have been placed on the inactive list.  An inactive voter can cast a regular ballot in any Federal Election by appearing to vote or by voting an absentee ballot.

On election day in Lewis and Clark County approximately 300 election judge workers are on hand to assist our citizens with voting. They staff our 37 precincts. To be eligible to work on an election you must be a registered voter in Lewis and Clark County and attend training. If you are interested in becoming an election judge please contact the elections department at 406-447-8338 or E-mail

New Voting Precinct Maps
The voting precincts are effective January 1, 2014
For more information contact the Lewis & Clark County Elections Office
County Commission District Maps

Sample Ballots:

The link listed below will take you to the sample ballot for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election.  There is a sample ballot for each qualifying party in this primary election.  Voters are required to receive a ballot for each party and Montana law states the elector shall cast votes on only one of the party ballots.  This sample ballot lists every race and every issue being voted on in Lewis and Clark County.  Only those races and/or issues you are qualified to vote on will be reflected on the ballot you receive at your polling place.

2014 June 3rd Republican Sample Ballot

2014 June 3rd Democratic Sample Ballot








Federal Primary

June 3rd


Federal General

Nov. 4th


City Primary

Sept. 15th


City General

Nov. 3rd

Absentee Ballot form -- from the State of Montana