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It’s not quite September and may seem a bit early to be talking about the upcoming General Election, but county election administrators statewide are getting information about this year’s election out in plenty of time for voters to decide how they want to vote.

“A lot, not all, but most, counties are going to be holding a mail-in and in-person election,” said Toole County Clerk and Recorder Treva Nelson. “This includes Toole County,” she said. “Starting Oct. 2, 2020, ballots will be available in my office for in-person voting.”

For those that are die-hard, vote at the polls voters, this is as close as it’s getting this year. 

“If you want to vote in a polling booth you can come to the office and vote,” said Nelson. “If you receive a mail ballot and want to vote it in the office, in a polling booth, you can bring your ballot up and vote it.”

Mail-in ballots will be sent out on Oct. 9, 2020, and will include the return affirmation envelope that already has a stamp on it, costing the voter nothing to vote by mail. 

If you choose to vote by mail-in ballot please be sure and mail it in at least one week before the election. If time gets away from you and it hasn’t been mailed a week prior please drop your ballot by the Clerk and Recorder’s Office located in the Toole County Courthouse.  A ballot box is onsite and all ballots must be in before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

“I just want to make everyone comfortable with the process and make sure that everyone who wants to vote has the best experience,” said Nelson.

If you are not sure if you are registered to vote or not, or have any other questions you are encouraged to contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at (406) 424-8300, Ext. 2. You can also visit sosmt.gov, scroll down the page and choose the “My Voter Page” link. This will let you know if you are registered, what your mailing address is and you can track your ballot.

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