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Montana Absentee Voting


Posted Date: 
October 10, 2012

Absentee voting is underway across Montana.  As of Oct 10th, there were 241,078 absentee ballots sent out of the 666,274 registered voters, or 36.18% of the total.  Yellowstone county has the highest percentage of absentee voters with 55.58% and Wibaux the lowest at 9.5%.

Late registration began on Oct 10th so these numbers will change as the November election approaches.

Below is the by-county breakdown. (Data from the Montana Secretary of State website:  http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/)

Montana Absentee Ballot Counts by County
Compiled 10/10/2012 4:17:08 AM
County Name Number Sent Number Received Registered Voters Percent Absentee
Beaverhead 2,236 3 6,542 34.18%
Big Horn 867 2 8,287 10.46%
Blaine 649 3 3,896 16.66%
Broadwater 925 12 3,865 23.93%
Carbon 2,148 14 6,945 30.93%
Carter 158 0 968 16.32%
Cascade 25,034 0 52,191 47.97%
Chouteau 1,023 2 3,761 27.20%
Custer 1,316 0 7,084 18.58%
Daniels 187 0 1,267 14.76%
Dawson 2,018 0 5,760 35.03%
Deer Lodge 1,455 17 5,641 25.79%
Fallon 353 2 1,828 19.31%
Fergus 2,076 8 7,668 27.07%
Flathead 17,657 51 59,696 29.58%
Gallatin 28,818 159 68,430 42.11%
Garfield 109 1 901 12.10%
Glacier 1,783 1 7,345 24.28%
Golden Valley 207 0 587 35.26%
Granite 520 5 2,119 24.54%
Hill 2,195 23 9,527 23.04%
Jefferson 2,370 26 7,955 29.79%
Judith Basin 365 3 1,476 24.73%
Lake 4,911 0 18,138 27.08%
Lewis & Clark 13,939 36 44,805 31.11%
Liberty 289 7 1,227 23.55%
Lincoln 3,347 6 12,237 27.35%
Madison 1,342 14 5,595 23.99%
McCone 222 2 1,208 18.38%
Meagher 523 0 1,425 36.70%
Mineral 718 3 2,982 24.08%
Missoula 35,053 152 81,862 42.82%
Musselshell 730 0 2,974 24.55%
Park 2,783 20 11,539 24.12%
Petroleum 74 0 382 19.37%
Phillips 897 3 2,721 32.97%
Pondera 997 2 3,562 27.99%
Powder River 194 5 1,279 15.17%
Powell 653 1 3,570 18.29%
Prairie 225 2 875 25.71%
Ravalli 7,758 0 29,346 26.44%
Richland 925 0 6,116 15.12%
Roosevelt 766 5 5,966 12.84%
Rosebud 995 8 4,959 20.06%
Sanders 3,282 0 8,193 40.06%
Sheridan 900 10 2,419 37.21%
Silver Bow 6,637 0 22,890 29.00%
Stillwater 1,482 10 5,747 25.79%
Sweet Grass 616 0 2,662 23.14%
Teton 1,315 11 3,892 33.79%
Toole 550 0 2,683 20.50%
Treasure 110 0 579 19.00%
Valley 1,769 7 4,637 38.15%
Wheatland 247 2 1,272 19.42%
Wibaux 68 2 716 9.50%
Yellowstone 52,292 147 94,077 55.58%
Totals 241,078 787 666,274 36.18%