There’s A Lot at Stake in Montana: Here's What You Need to Know

by HRC Staff

Post submitted by Ursa Beckford, HRC Field Organizers

In early October, Montana voters began voting by mail ballots and at in-person polling locations, and a record number of voters are turning out. Every single vote for pro-equality candidates will make all the difference in this election. Nearly 300,000 Montanans have cast their ballots for the next Montana governor, U.S. House and Senate and state legislative seats down the ballot. This election could come down to a small number of voters, and your vote for equality could make all the difference.

As we head into the final weeks of GOTV, HRC Montana Field Organizer, Ursa Beckford (he/him) and HRC volunteers are focusing on ensuring we leave it all on the field virtually. HRC is ramping up efforts to connect with voters across key districts via phone calls, texts and engaging Montana members and supporters using HRC’s relational organizing tool, the TEAM app. If you live in Montana or would like to join our efforts virtually to get out the vote for pro-equality candidates, visit HRC Montana.

We’re urging Equality Voters to unite like never before to ensure we elect pro-equality champions up and down the ballot. HRC has endorsed Governor Steve Bullock for U.S. Senate, Kathleen Williams for Montana-at-large, Lt. Governor Mike Cooney for governor and a slate of state legislative pro-equality champions. These are the equality leaders we need to continue moving equality forward in Montana.

Before you cast your ballot, here’s key information to keep in mind:

  • In counties holding a mail ballot election, every registered active voter will receive a ballot in the mail and in counties holding polling place elections, all permanent absentee voters (both active and inactive) will automatically receive a mail-in-ballot. Check your voter registration status by visiting HRC’s Voting Center.
  • Oct. 26 was the deadline to register to vote or update your voter registration. After this date, you must register in person at the designated location for your county.
  • Oct. 27 is the last suggested date to return ballots through the mail to ensure it is received by Election Day. After this date, it is recommended you visit a voting center to return your ballot in person.
  • Your ballot must be received by your county election office by Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 by 8:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 3 is Election Day!