POPULAR ELECTION FORMS:
Voter Registration Application- Application used to register to vote.
Absentee Ballot Request- This form is used to request to receive ballots in the mail for all election or for a specific election.
Removal From Absentee List- This form is to be used to stop receiving ballots in the mail
Voter Cancellation Request- Used to cancel your Voter Registration in Hill County.
*In-person voting during the 2020 General Election will take place at the Clerk and Recorders Office- 315 4th St-Havre- Please bring the ballot that was mailed to you, you can vote the ballot at a booth and return in the ballot box.
Election Day: November 3, 2020
Close of Regular Registration: October 26, 2020
Begin Late Registration: October 27, 2020- You must appear in person beginning on this date to register and receive a ballot.
Ballots will be mailed: October 9, 2020
If you are interested in being an Election Judge, please contact our office at 400-2323.
A complete listing of Offices, Terms, Filing Fees and Salaries is available in the Clerk & Recorders Office.
Important General Election Information:
*The November 3, 2020 General Election will be conducted by a Mail Ballot Election
*Ballots are available in the Clerk and Recorders Office starting October 2nd
*Ballots will be mailed on October 9th to all active and provisional registered voters
*No Polling places will be open on Election Day
*In-Person voting is available at the Clerk and Recorders Office in compliance of social distancing guidelines, however citizens are encouraged to vote from home and mail in their ballots. If you are mailing in your ballot please mail them as least 1 week prior to election day.
*Postage will be pre-paid for returning ballots by mail
*The deadline to submit new registrations and updates to existing registrations has been extended to October 26.
After the October 26th deadline, new registrants must appear in person to register and vote.
*Electors can go to My Voter Page (https://app.mt.gov/voterinfo/) to verify if they are registered, verify their address, and to check the status of their ballot.
*Please use a glue stick to seal envelopes. DO NOT lick your envelopes.
*Ballots are not forwarded- if your address has changed, please update your information with the Election Office.
If you have any questions contact the Hill County Clerk and Recorders Office, 315, 4th St, Havre, MT 59501, or by phone 406-400-2323.
Senate and House District seats must be filed through the Secretary of State's Office. Candidates filing for local positions, such as City, County, and Special District seats, must file through the Hill County Clerk and Recorder's Office.
Each candidate for office must affirm when filing that they meet (or will meet within constitutional and statutory deadlines) the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Montana.
Local Offices on the 2020 Election Ballot
Hill County Commissioner-District 1 6 yrs
Hill County Clerk of Court- 4 yrs
Supt of School (Special Form) 2 yr unexpired term
County Public Administrator 2 yr unexpired term
LOCAL STATE OFFICES:
File with….. Secretary of State, P.O. Box 202801, Helena, MT 59620 Phone:(406) 444-4732
*Online Candidate Filing Services are available to file at: https://app.mt.gov/filing/
*District 12 Judge 4 year unexpired term *Incumbent Kaydee Snipes-Ruiz Appointed 11/2018
*Senate District 16 and 17- 4 year term *SD 16- Frank Smith, SD 17- Mike Lang
*House District 27, 28, 32, and 33 - 2 year term HD 27- Joshua Kassmier, HD 28- Jacob Bachmeier, HD 32- Jonathan Windy Boy, HD 33- Casey Knudsen
Satellite Voting Office
Hill County will have a satellite voting office available October 14, 21, 28 and 29 from 9am-4pm. THE SATELLITE VOTING OFFICE ON OCTOBER 14th AND 21st IS CANCELLED AND WILL NOT BE OPEN.
Location: Stone Child College (Foyer of the Kenawash Building) 8294 Upper Box Elder Road- Box Elder, MT 59521
**Please note that if Stone Child College is shut down or the reservation is on lockdown we will not have the satellite office open.**
On ELECTION DAY November 3, 2020, you may drop off your ballot from 7am- 8pm at any of the following Hill County places of deposits. These places of deposit will help reduce the number of electors in one area on ELECTION DAY. Please make sure the ballot is sealed in the signed affirmation envelope.
THESE LOCATIONS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO DROP OFF YOUR ALREADY VOTED BALLOT. NO BALLOTS WILL BE ISSUED FROM THESE LOCATIONS.
HRDC Fireside Room (North Entrance) 2229 5th Ave, Havre, MT
Hi-Line Community Center 502 1st Street, Hingham, MT
Box Elder School-(Back Entrance) Elementary School Foyer 205 Main Street, Box Elder, MT
Stone Child College- Jon “Cubby” Morsette Vo-Tech Building 8294 Upper Box Elder Road, Box Elder, MT
If you mail your ballot back please mail it at least 1 week before Election Day or hand deliver your ballot to the Hill County Courthouse 315 4th Street, Monday thru Friday from 8am-5pm or on Election Day from 7am- 8pm.
If you wish to vote In-Person after you have received your ballot, bring it to the Elections Office. You can vote your ballot at a poll booth and drop your ballot in our ballot box.
|ATTENTION: POLLING PLACES WILL NOT BE OPEN ON ELECTION DAY, November 3, 2020 The below Polling Places were used in November 2018|
|PCT||POLLING PLACE||ADDRESS||HOUSE DISTRICT||SENATE DISTRICT||WARD|
|1||Havre High School - Gym||900 18th Street, Havre MT 59501||28||14||3|
|2||St. Jude's Parish Center||440 7th Ave, Havre MT 59501||28||14||4|
|3||Havre Middle School - Gym||1441 11th Street West, Havre MT 59501||28||14||2|
|7||Havre High School - Gym||900 18th Street, Havre MT 59501||28||14||1|
|8||Havre High School - Gym||900 18th Street, Havre MT 59501||28||14||1|
|9||Havre High School - Gym||900 18th Street, Havre MT 59501||28||14||3|
|10||St. Jude's Parish Center||440 7th Ave, Havre MT 59501||28||14||4|
|13||Havre Middle School - Gym||1441 11th Street West, Havre MT 59501||28||14||2|
|14||St. Jude's Parish Center||440 7th Ave, Havre MT 59501||32||16||-|
|15||Havre Middle School - Gym||1441 11th Street West, Havre MT 59501||27||14||-|
|16||Havre Middle School - Gym||1441 11th Street West, Havre MT 59501||28||14||-|
|18||Box Elder School||205 Main Street, Box Elder, MT 59521||32||16||-|
|20||Hi-Line Community Center||502 5th Street, Hingham, MT 59528||27||14||-|
|21||Hi-Line Community Center||502 1st Street, Hingham, MT 59528||27||14||-|
|22||Hi-Line Community Center||502 5th Street, Hingham, MT 59528||27||14||-|
|25||St. Jude's Parish Center||440 7th Ave, Havre MT 59501||33||17||-|
|28||Chippewa Cree Wellness Center||646 Clinic Road East, Rocky Boy Reservation, Box Elder, MT 59521||32||16||-|
|SATELLITE VOTING OFFICE AT- FOYER OF THE KENAWASH BUILDING - 8294 Upper Box Elder Rd|
To vote in Hill County, Montana, you must be:
- 18 or older on or before the next election.
- A citizen of the United States.
- A Montana resident for at least 30 days.
- Registered as required by law.
Register to vote by completing and signing a Voter Registration Application and returning it in person or by mail to the Hill County Clerk and Recorder's Office, 315 4th St, Havre, MT 59501
You cannot vote if you:
- Are a convicted felon currently serving a sentence in a penal institution.
- Have been judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind.
The deadline for regular registration is 30 days before any election. If you miss that deadline, late registration is available at the election office
Military and Overseas Voters
Military and Overseas Citizens are afforded special voting privileges under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).
UOCAVA voters include:
- Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
- Spouses or depedents of members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
- U.S. citizens residing outside of the U.S.
To let us know you are a UOCAVA voter, register and request your absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application.
UOCAVA voters can:
- Request your absentee ballot be sent to you by email, fax or regular mail.
2. Receive your ballot early - absentee ballots are mailed 45 days before an election to UOCAVA voters. (All other absentee ballots are mailed 20-25 days before an election.)
3. Access and mark your absentee ballot online with Montana's Electronic Absentee System.
4.Return your absentee ballot by email, fax or regular mail.