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Federal Election Deadlines

Presidential Primary June 7, 2016 State Primary June 7, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016
Registration Received by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Received by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Received by 8 PM, November 8, 2016
Ballot Request Received by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Received by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Received by 8 PM, November 8, 2016
Ballot Return* Return by Mail: Received by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Return by Email or Fax: Sent by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Return by Mail: Received by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Return by Email or Fax: Sent by 8 PM, June 7, 2016 Return by Mail: Received by 8 PM, November 8, 2016 Return by Email or Fax: Sent by 8 PM, November 8, 2016

*Ballot Return: FWABs must be sent by the day of the election and received by the 6th day after the election.

Please mail your voting materials early enough to account for mail delivery times. Check the recommended mailing dates section in Chapter 1 for details.

Important information

What is UOCAVA?

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act is commonly referred to as UOCAVA. UOCAVA citizens are U.S. citizens who are active members of the Uniformed Services, the Merchant Marine, the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, their eligible family members and other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The law provides the legal basis for absentee voting requirements for federal offices.

What is the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)?

The FPCA (federal form SF 76) allows UOCAVA citizens to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. This form is also used to update your contact information.

What is the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB)?

The FWAB (federal form SF 186) serves as an emergency backup ballot for UOCAVA citizens. If you do not receive your absentee ballot from your State in time to return it to your election official to participate in the election, use the FWAB.

What is the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS)?

The DoD ETS allows you to email or fax your election materials toll-free. To email your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and email to ETS@FVAP.gov. To fax your election materials using ETS, use the cover sheet available in Chapter 1 or online at FVAP.gov and fax to: (703) 693-5527, DSN 223-5527, or toll-free from the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to 1-800-368-8683. International toll-free numbers can be found in the Appendix of the Voting Assistance Guide or online at FVAP.gov.

What is the Prepaid Mail Label 11- DoD?

Overseas Uniformed Service members can use this label for general election absentee ballots. It provides free express mail service to your election official for general election absentee ballots. You can request to have a Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to your absentee ballot at Military Postal Office locations (APO/FPO). A portion of the label is kept by you for tracking your absentee ballot through the U.S. postal service.

What is a primary election?

A primary election is an election held before the general election to determine the candidates that can be placed on the general election ballot.

I am an American citizen, but I have never lived in the U.S., can I vote in this State?

No.

I am a National Guardsman activated on State orders; does my State afford me UOCAVA privileges?

Yes.

How can I check the status of my ballot?

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here:
app.mt.gov/voterinfo/

Does my State have any online tools?

You can see if your State has any online tools available here:
http://www.fvap.gov/montana

Registering and requesting your absentee ballot

Under federal law, the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote and requests absentee ballots for a minimum of all federal elections in the current calendar year. Be sure to complete a new FPCA each year and every time your address changes.

Complete the following blocks of the FPCA

Block 1

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 2

Not required.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you in order to accept your FPCA. If you want to receive your absentee ballot by email/online or fax, you must provide your email address or fax number.

Block 6

You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, email/online or fax. Rank your preferred method of receiving your absentee ballot.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address, even if you are requesting your ballot by email/online or fax. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 to provide this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist your election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

How and where to submit your FPCA

You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FPCA: Once your FPCA is complete, mail your FPCA directly to your election official.

E-Mail your FPCA: Scan the signed FPCA into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. Email this package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email your FPCA. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FPCA: Fax your FPCA directly to your election official. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FPCA toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

To find out the status of your FPCA, contact your election official. Your election official will contact you if your FPCA is not accepted.

Voting your ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot from your State it must be returned according to the deadlines and requirements in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart. For special federal elections, visit FVAP.gov for specific deadlines.

You can submit the State absentee ballot by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email or fax your ballot. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section.

Haven't received your ballot? Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The FWAB can be used to register to vote. If you are using the FWAB to register to vote, it must be received by the registration deadline listed in the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart.

You can use the FWAB to vote in federal, State and local elections, including ballot measures.

Complete the following blocks of the FWAB's voter declaration/affirmation

Block 1

Check this box if you would like to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot.

Block 2

Select the category that best describes you.

Block 3

Enter your current name (Last, First). If you are registered under a different name, provide this information in the previous name area.

Block 4

Your date of birth is required.

You must provide either a State issued ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have either of these numbers you must enter in Block 9: "I do not have a social security number or State issued ID number."

Block 5

Your contact information is recommended so your election official can contact you if they need additional information from you to accept your FWAB.

Block 6

Not required.

Block 7

Enter the complete street address of your voting residence. You cannot use a post office box mailing address. If your address is a rural route, use Block 9 to describe the location of your voting residence.

Block 8

Enter your current mailing address. If you want your election materials sent to a different address or have a forwarding address, use Block 9 for this information.

Block 9

Provide any information that may assist the election official in accepting this form. You can use this space to designate particular elections or the period you wish to receive ballots, as well as the method in which you would like to receive your ballot.

Affirmation

Sign and date. No witness signature required.

Vote your FWAB

To vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party for each office. You are not required to make a selection for each and every contest.

How and where to submit your FWAB

You can submit the FWAB by mail, email or fax. Contact information can be found in the "Local Election Offices" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Mail your FWAB: Once your FWAB is complete, fold and place it in the security envelope and seal the envelope. Place only the voted ballot in the security envelope and do not write on the security envelope. Insert the sealed security envelope and the Voter's Declaration/ Affirmation into the mailing envelope and mail your FWAB directly to your election official. Overseas Uniformed Service members can request to have the Prepaid Mail Label 11-DoD applied to the general election ballot. Additional information about this label can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Email your FWAB: Scan the signed Voter's Declaration/Affirmation and the FWAB into your computer. Be sure to also include the Electronic Transmission Sheet with secrecy waiver. Email this ballot package directly to your election official. You may also use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to email your FWAB. Information about ETS can be found in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

Fax your FWAB: Fax your FWAB directly to your election official. Be sure to include your ballot, signed Voter Declaration/ Affirmation and cover sheet with secrecy waiver. You may use the DoD Electronic Transmission Service (ETS) to fax your FWAB toll-free. Instructions for ETS are in the "Important Information" section or online at FVAP.gov.

See the "Federal Election Deadlines" chart for the deadline for submitting the FWAB. If you receive the State absentee ballot after transmitting your voted FWAB, you may also vote and return the State absentee ballot. If both are received by the deadline, only the State absentee ballot will be counted.

Local election offices for county

County Mailing Address
Beaverhead Beaverhead County Election Administrator
2 S Pacific St, No 3
Dillon, MT 59725-2799
Phone: (406) 683-3720
Fax: (406) 683-3781
Big Horn Big Horn County Election Administrator
P.O. Box 908
Hardin, MT 59034-0908
Phone: (406) 665-9796
Fax: (406) 665-9824
Blaine Blaine County Election Administrator
P.O. Box 278
Chinook, MT 59523-0278
Phone: (406) 357-3240
Fax: (406) 357-2199
Broadwater Broadwater County Election Administrator
515 Broadway St
Townsend, MT 59644-2397
Phone: (406) 266-3443
Fax: (406) 266-3674
Carbon Carbon County Election Administrator
P.O. Box 887
Red Lodge, MT 59068-0887
Phone: (406) 446-1220
Fax: (406) 446-2640
Carter Carter County Election Administrator
Box 315
Ekalaka, MT 59324-0315
Phone: (406) 775-8749
Fax: (406) 775-8750
Cascade Cascade County Election Administrator
Box 2305
Great Falls, MT 59403-2305
Phone: (406) 454-6803
Fax: (406) 454-6725
Chouteau Chouteau County Election Administrator
Box 459
Fort Benton, MT 59442-0459
Phone: (406) 622-5151
Fax: (406) 622-3012
Custer Custer County Election Administrator
1010 Main
Miles City, MT 59301-3496
Phone: (406) 874-3343
Fax: (406) 874-3452
Daniels Daniels County Election Administrator
Box 247
Scobey, MT 59263-0247
Phone: (406) 487-5561
Fax: (406) 487-5583
Dawson Dawson County Election Administrator
207 W Bell
Glendive, MT 59330-1616
Phone: (406) 377-3058
Fax: (406) 377-1717
Deer Lodge Deer Lodge County Election Administrator
800 Main
Anaconda, MT 59711-2950
Phone: (406) 563-4060
Fax: (406) 563-4078
Fallon Fallon County Election Administrator
Box 846
Baker, MT 59313-0846
Phone: (406) 778-7106
Fax: (406) 778-2048
Fergus Fergus County Election Administrator
712 W Main
Lewistown, MT 59457-2562
Phone: (406) 535-5242
Fax: (406) 535-9023
Flathead Flathead County Election Administrator
800 S Main
Kalispell, MT 59901-5435
Phone: (406) 758-5535
Fax: (406) 758-5877
Gallatin Gallatin County Election Administrator
311 W Main, Rm 210
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 582-3060
Fax: (406) 582-3068
Garfield Garfield County Election Administrator
Box 7
Jordan, MT 59337-0007
Phone: (406) 557-2760
Fax: (406) 557-2765
Glacier Glacier County Election Administrator
512 E Main
Cut Bank, MT 59427-3075
Phone: (406) 873-3609
Fax: (406) 873-3613
Golden Valley Golden Valley County Election Administrator
P.O. Box 10
Ryegate, MT 59074-0010
Phone: (406) 568-2231
Fax: (406) 568-2428
Granite Granite County Election Administrator
Box 925
Philipsburg, MT 59858-0925
Phone: (406) 859-3771
Fax: (406) 859-3817
Hill Hill County Election Administrator
315 4th St
Havre, MT 59501-3923
Phone: (406) 265-5481 x221
Fax: (406) 265-2445
Jefferson Jefferson County Election Administrator
Box H
Boulder, MT 59632-0249
Phone: (406) 225-4020
Fax: (406) 225-4149
Judith Basin Judith Basin County Election Administrator
Box 427
Stanford, MT 59479-0427
Phone: (406) 566-2277 x109
Fax: (406) 566-2211
Lake Lake County Election Administrator
106 4th Ave E
Polson, MT 59860-2125
Phone: (406) 883-7268
Fax: (406) 883-7230
Lewis and Clark Lewis and Clark County Election Administrator
316 N Park Ave, Rm 168
Helena, MT 59623-0001
Phone: (406) 447-8338
Fax: (406) 457-8598
Liberty Liberty County Election Administrator
Box 459
Chester, MT 59522-0459
Phone: (406) 759-5365
Fax: (406) 759-5395
Lincoln Lincoln County Election Administrator
512 California
Libby, MT 59923-1942
Phone: (406) 283-2301
Fax: (406) 293-8577
Madison Madison County Election Administrator
Box 366
Virginia City, MT 59755-0366
Phone: (406) 843-4270
Fax: (406) 843-5264
McCone McCone County Election Administrator
Box 199
Circle, MT 59215-0199
Phone: (406) 485-3505
Fax: (406) 485-2689
Meagher Meagher County Election Administrator
Box 309
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645-0309
Phone: (406) 547-3612 x2
Fax: (406) 547-3388
Mineral Mineral County Election Administrator
Box 550
Superior, MT 59872-0550
Phone: (406) 822-3520
Fax: (406) 822-3579
Missoula Missoula County Election Administrator
200 W Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802-4216
Phone: (406) 258-4751
Fax: (406) 258-3913
Musselshell Musselshell County Election Administrator
506 Main
Roundup, MT 59072-2426
Phone: (406) 323-1104
Fax: (406) 323-3303
Park Park County Election Administrator
414 E Callender St
Livingston, MT 59047-2746
Phone: (406) 222-4110
Fax: (406) 222-4193
Petroleum Petroleum County Election Administrator
Box 226
Winnett, MT 59087-0226
Phone: (406) 429-5311
Fax: (406) 429-6328
Phillips Phillips County Election Administrator
Box 360
Malta, MT 59538-0360
Phone: (406) 654-2423
Fax: (406) 654-2429
Pondera Pondera County Election Administrator
20 4th Ave SW
Conrad, MT 59425-2383
Phone: (406) 271-4000
Fax: (406) 271-4070
Powder River Powder River County Election Administrator
Box 200
Broadus, MT 59317-0270
Phone: (406) 436-2361
Fax: (406) 436-2151
Powell Powell County Election Administrator
409 Missouri
Deer Lodge, MT 59722-1078
Phone: (406) 846-9786
Fax: (406) 846-3891
Prairie Prairie County Election Administrator
Box 125
Terry, MT 59349-0125
Phone: (406) 635-5575
Fax: (406) 635-5576
Ravalli Ravalli County Election Administrator
215 S 4th St, Ste C
Hamilton, MT 59840-2703
Phone: (406) 375-6550
Fax: (406) 375-6554
Richland Richland County Election Administrator
201 W Main
Sidney, MT 59270-4087
Phone: (406) 433-1708
Fax: (406) 433-3731
Roosevelt Roosevelt County Election Administrator
400 2nd Ave S
Wolf Point, MT 59201-1600
Phone: (406) 653-6250
Fax: (406) 653-6289
Rosebud Rosebud County Election Administrator
Box 47
Forsyth, MT 59327-0047
Phone: (406) 346-7318
Fax: (406) 346-7551
Sanders Sanders County Election Administrator
Box 519
Thompson Falls, MT 59873-0519
Phone: (406) 827-6922
Fax: (406) 827-6970
Sheridan Sheridan County Election Administrator
100 W Laurel Ave
Plentywood, MT 59254-1647
Phone: (406) 765-3403
Fax: (406) 765-2609
Silver Bow Silver Bow County Election Administrator
155 W Granite, Rm 208
Butte, MT 59701-9256
Phone: (406) 497-6342
Fax: (406) 497-6328
Stillwater Stillwater County Election Administrator
Box 149
Columbus, MT 59019-0149
Phone: (406) 322-8000
Fax: (406) 322-8069
Sweet Grass Sweet Grass County Election Administrator
Box 888
Big Timber, MT 59011-0888
Phone: (406) 932-5152
Fax: (406) 932-3026
Teton Teton County Election Administrator
Box 610
Choteau, MT 59422-0610
Phone: (406) 466-2693
Fax: (406) 466-3244
Toole Toole County Election Administrator
226 1st St S
Shelby, MT 59474-1990
Phone: (406) 424-8300
Fax: (406) 424-8301
Treasure Treasure County Election Administrator
Box 392
Hysham, MT 59038-0392
Phone: (406) 342-5547
Fax: (406) 342-5547
Valley Valley County Election Administrator
501 Court Sq, Box 2
Glasgow, MT 59230-2405
Phone: (406) 228-6226
Fax: (406) 228-9027
Wheatland Wheatland County Election Administrator
Box 1903
Harlowton, MT 59036-1903
Phone: (406) 632-4891
Fax: (406) 632-4880
Wibaux Wibaux County Election Administrator
P.O. Box 199
Wibaux, MT 59353-0199
Phone: (406) 796-2481
Fax: (406) 796-2625
Yellowstone Yellowstone County Election Administrator
Box 35002
Billings, MT 59107-5002
Phone: (406) 256-2740
Fax: (406) 254-7940