MT Election Laws Restored
Montana Supreme Court restored a pair of 2021 election laws that ended Election Day registration and created stricter identification requirements for in-person voting. In a 4-1 decision released Tuesday, the court reversed an injunction granted in April by a district court judge. As a result, voters must now be registered to vote by noon the day before the upcoming June 7th primary election. And voters casting their ballots in person will need a valid ID, as was the case before new laws were passed in 2021. Acceptable ID includes, a Montana driver’s licenses, Montana state ID, a military ID, tribal photo ID, U.S. passport or a Montana concealed carry permit. Student IDs will be accepted if accompanied by other supporting documents, such as a utility bill.