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Tuesday marks the first election in Montana under a new ballot collection rule approved by popular vote last year. Some election officials say voters in remote areas and with limited mobility may be impacted.

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For all of the procrastinators who have an absentee ballot is still sitting on your kitchen counter, elections officials are urging you to drop it in the mail.

The general election is coming up fast, November 8, 2016.

Yellowstone County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford says the reduction in the number of U.S. Postal Service sorting centers means it can take longer for mail to be delivered, especially for rural Montanans.

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Montana election officials say it’s unlikely the state’s June primary election will see the kinds of long lines and ballot shortages that overwhelmed Arizona officials in Tuesday’s presidential primary election.