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Bullock: Decision On Mail Voting Coming Soon

A 2020 Montana primary absentee ballot
Nicky Ouellet
Yellowstone Public Radio
A 2020 Montana primary absentee ballot

Montana election officials are calling on Gov. Steve Bullock to allow counties the option of running the November election by mail. Bullock said Wednesday that he’ll decide by August 10.

"Those discussions will be occurring soon to ensure that they have enough time to prepare for a safe election."

Montana clerks and recorders made a similar request to conduct the June 2 primary by mail due to concerns of crowds at polling places and exposure to the novel coronavirus. Bullock agreed and every county opted for all-mail ballot elections.

According to the Secretary of State’s office election calendar, ballots must be sent to military and overseas electors by September 18. Other absentee ballots must be available for in-person voting by October 5.

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Corin Cates-Carney is the Flathead Valley reporter for MTPR.