List of Reminders as Election Day Approaches

This item originally appeared in: Public News Service

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Deb Courson

 BILLINGS, Mont. - There are a few deadlines and details to keep in mind as Election Day approaches in Montana. Tuesday is the last day for regular voter registration. Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund executive director Theresa Keaveny says there are other opportunities, though, including on Election Day. Her organization is encouraging people to register to vote and be sure to cast ballots at a polling place, or by mail.

She says there are a lot of decisions beyond presidential: county commissioners, state legislative positions, some state offices and governor.

"So much is at stake. Decision-makers will define policies related to education, clean water, renewable energy and taxation."

Polling location changes have been made since some people last cast a ballot in 2010. Keaveny says be sure to check before heading to a voting booth, since several counties consolidated locations.

"In Yellowstone and Gallatin County, for example, polling places have consolidated to the county fairgrounds, or in Billings, to the MetraPark. That means there are fewer places for people to go and vote, but people could also sign up to vote by mail."

She says late voter registration opens Wednesday, which is done in-person at county election offices, and registration is even available on November 6, Election Day, at designated county election offices. She adds that another option is to vote by mail. Details on how that works, plus applications, can be found at MTVotersEdFund.org.