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Absentee ballots mailed out across Montana

Posted at 4:52 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:25-04

BILLINGS- Montana voters who requested absentee ballots can expect to find their ballot in the mailbox by Monday morning after ballots were mailed on Friday.

Yellowstone County Elections Administrator Bret Rutherford said Friday that there are now over 70,000 absentee voters in Yellowstone County, up from around 65,000 in the 2016 presidential elections.

A Montana Secretary of State Office’s representative told Q2 Friday afternoon that their initial count showed almost 360,000 ballots heading to voters around the state.

The secretary of state’s office says this number is up slightly from past years.

Those numbers will likely go up in the coming days as absentee ballots can be issued right up until noon the day before the Nov. 6 election.