Message from the President
Well we are finally approaching the 2020 election. I'm sure you like me just want it to be over. In my other hat as state president for AARP Montana we are focused on a campaign entitled "Protect Voters 50+" which highlights safe voting practices during the pandemic. I would encourage everyone to practice these practices.
First and foremost, you must register to vote to vote. This now is in person as there is not enough time to do it by mail. Since 45 of Montana's 56 counties have chosen to vote by mail. If you aren't usually a person who votes by absentee ballot and you haven't received your ballet at this time in those 45 counties, contact your county election office (in person) and request a ballot and check to see if one was mailed to you. If so you may have to fill out some paperwork to negate the first ballot in order to receive a new one. The 11 counties who are conducting in person voting are: Broadwater, Carbon, Chouteau, Fergus, Mineral, Petroleum, Powder River, Powell, Stillwater, Treasure and Wibaux counties. If you live in one of those counties check with their election office to determine where the polls are and when they are open.
If you have any other questions, contact your county election office or go to aarp.org/MTVotes for additional information.
Alex E. Ward, CPP