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Ballots mailed out for May 2 election

Ballots for the 2023 school and special districts election on May 2 in Gallatin County were mailed last Friday to active registered voters in districts that are holding elections.

This is a mail ballot election, meaning no polling places will open on Election Day.

Those districts include the following.

• Schools:

o Anderson

o Belgrade

o Big Sky

o Bozeman

o Cottonwood

o LaMotte

o Malmborg

o Manhattan

o Monforton

o Springhill

o Three Forks

o West Yellowstone

o Willow Creek

• Special districts:

o Gallatin Valley Urban Transportation District

o Belgrade Regional Park, Trails & Recreation District Creation/Bond

o Hebgen Basin Hospital District

o Logan Water & Sewer District

In total, more than 63,600 ballots will be mailed. Voters can expect to start seeing their ballots in the mail by this weekend or early next week.

For questions on specific school district ballot measures or candidates, please contact your school district directly.

As with all mail ballot elections, there is always an option to vote in-person at the Gallatin County Elections office, located in the Courthouse at 311 W. Main St., room 210 in Bozeman. In-person voting for this election is underway. If your ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received, you may request a replacement ballot no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Ballots must be received at the Gallatin County Elections office or a designated place of depos-it by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots may be returned by mail or in-person. If you’re mailing your ballot, mail it no later than Wednesday, April 25 to ensure it arrives at our office in time. Bal-lots postmarked on or before Election Day but received after Election Day cannot be accepted. You can check your ballot status at

Places of deposit for this election are:

• Gallatin County Elections Office (311 W. Main St., room 210 in Bozeman)

• Monforton School District Office (6001 Monforton School Road, Bozeman)

• Belgrade City Hall – Finance Department (91 E. Central Ave., Belgrade)

Voters in any district can drop their ballots off at those locations. All three locations are open during regular business hours Monday through Friday until May 1, and then from 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day on May 2.

Voter registration

Gallatin County is currently in the late registration period for the May 2 election. In order to register to vote or update your registration if you’ve moved or changed your name, you must appear in-person at the Gallatin County Elections office.

You can do so now through Election Day. Please note there is one short registration closure from noon on May 1 until 7 a.m. on Election Day. It is then available until 8 p.m. on Election Day.

You can check your registration status at

If you have other questions, please contact our office at [email protected] or 406-582-3060. For more information, you can also visit

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