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Yellowstone County breaks election turnout record

Posted at 3:44 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 20:47:22-04

Yellowstone County set a new record for voter turnout Friday, and the votes are still pouring in, according to elections officials.

As of Friday, the county has received 72,520 ballots, which bests the turnout for all of 2016, which saw 71,871 for the whole election, according to Bret Rutherford, Yellowstone County elections administrator.

Voters can still register to vote at the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark from 8 a.m. to noon Monday in accordance with state law.

Registration will reopen Tuesday, Election Day, at 7 a.m.

The Montana Pavilion is the only place to register or receive a replacement ballot.

On Election Day, ballots can be dropped off at the following sites:

Blue Creek School – 3652 Blue Creek Rd,
Billings Canyon Creek School – 3139 Duck Creek Rd,
Billings Custer School – 304 4th Ave, Custer
Elysian School – 6416 Elysian Rd, Billings
Independent School – 2907 Roundup Rd, Billings
Laurel High School – 203 E 8th, Laurel
Lockwood High School Community Room – 1932 US HWY 87, Billings
MT Pavilion at Metra Park – 308 6th Ave N, Billings
Pioneer School – 1937 Dover Rd, Billings
Shepherd School Admin Building – 7842 Shepherd Rd, Shepherd
Yellowstone County Courthouse – 217 N 27th St, Billings
Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-Op – 150 Cooperative Way, Huntley