All-Mailed Ballots In Montana
For the first time during the 2007 Montana Municipal Elections, many of Montana’s registered voters in seventy towns and cities across the state automatically received their ballots in the mail, instead of visiting a polling location.
Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund is monitoring the use of all-mailed ballots in several communities and will be issuing a report for use by an interim legislative committee that is exploring whether to change Montana’s voting system to an Oregon-style all-mailed ballot program.
Specifically, MCVEF will study:
- How mailing procedures work for ballots returned to election offices as “undeliverable;”
- Voting experiences of those classified as inactive voters by election officials;
- Election officials’ efforts to effectively implement late voter registration and Election Day registration and voting at county courthouses, and how well problems experienced in November, 2006 are resolved in this election.