Primary election ballots have been mailed

Posted at 3:27 PM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 17:27:07-04

The ballots for the primary election on June 5 have been sent out, but if you have not received yours yet, don’t worry.

Cascade County Clerk and Recorder Rina Moore said that due to the weight of the absentee ballots, some residents still have not received theirs.

Moore asked that voters wait until Friday before contacting her office for a replacement ballot.

Because Montana is an open primary state, voters will receive three ballots in their packets.

The ballots are for the democrat, republican, and green party tickets, but voters can only fill out one.

"Another question that we continually have is, ‘Can they take names off of other ballots and fill in blanks on the ballot that they have voted on?’ If there is an actual filed candidate, let’s say on the democratic ballot and you are voting on a republican ballot, we cannot count an actual candidate from one of the other parties if that name is written in,” Moore said.

Moore said to make sure to put the completed ballot in the pink secrecy envelope.

The other ballots may be placed in the white envelopes, but if you do not send those back, your vote will still be counted.

The office will move to Exhibition Hall at the Montana ExpoPark on May 29 and will remain there until Election Day on June 5.