Public testing of the voting systems for the 2020 Federal Primary Election will be conducted on May 26th, 2020.  Testing will take place on the 2nd floor of the courthouse during the office hours 8 am to 5 pm. 

Please contact the Election Administrator with any questions at 322-8000.

 *** The Courthouse is open for voters who choose to drop off ballots in person.  Please remember if you are dropping off a ballot for someone other than yourself, you need to complete the BIPA (Ballot Interference Protection Act) form.  This would be the colored form included in your ballot packet.

Postage is not required to return ballots for the 2020 Federal Primary Election.

*2020 PRIMARY ELECTION MAIL BALLOT- Letter from the Clerk & Recorder/Election Administrator regarding County action plan in response to COVID-19 to conduct the 2020 Federal Primary Election

View Election Results from the Secretary of State: Click HERE. 

Voter Registration: Please complete the Voter Registration Form and return it to the Stillwater County Elections Office.

How to vote by Absentee Ballot: Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot, even if he or she is able to vote in person on Election Day. To vote absentee, you must first apply for an absentee ballot. Applications are available during a period beginning 75 days before Election Day and ending at noon on the day before the election. You may pick up an application at your local election office, or you may call the office and ask to have an application mailed to you. You can also download the application and mail or drop it off at the election office. Please call the Election Office if you have any questions.

To vote in Montana, you must: Be registered as required by law.  Be 18 years old or older on or before the next election.  Be a citizen of the United States.  Have lived in Montana and in the county in which you intend to vote for at least 30 days.

You cannot vote if: You're a convicted felon serving a sentence in a penal institution.  You've been judged in a court of law to be of unsound mind.


Beginning with elections after July 1, 2006, individuals have the right to register and vote up to and including on Election Day at the county election office, if they miss the deadline to register to vote 30 days or more before the election. An elector who chooses this option must still have been a resident of Montana for at least 30 days before the election. A statewide voter database will ensure that individuals do not vote in multiple counties. 

School and Fire Election: First Tuesday after the first Monday in May, each year. 
State and County Primary: First Tuesday after the first Monday in June, even years. 
State and County General: First Tuesday after the first Monday in November, even years. 
City Primary: First Tuesday after the second Monday in September, odd years, if needed. 
City General: First Tuesday after the first Monday in November, odd years.
Water/Sewer Election: First Tuesday after the first Monday in May, even years. 
Beartooth Park Election: First Tuesday after the first Monday in May, odd years.