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Oro y Plata (Gold and Silver)


Montana voters cast a total of 612,075 ballots in the 2020 general election, putting overall state turnout at about 73%. The state swung heavily for incumbent Donald J. Trump, who won its 3 electoral votes with 56.9% of the popular vote. Montana has consistently voted for Republican presidential candidates since 1996.

Montana has a bicameral legislature with 50 senators and 100 representatives. Republicans have held the majority in both chambers since 2011. Governor Greg Gianforte (R) is eligible for re-election in 2022.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse required.Counties authorized to conduct general election entirely by mail.No Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Deadline12PM on the day before Election Day.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of Cycles1No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Montana averages a 54% rating, reflecting its more centrist position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.