Montana Mail-ins Returned Now Exceed Total Mailed Out in 2014

The State of Montana released another update of the absentee count for tomorrow’s special Congressional election. Return rate stands currently at 72%, may clear the 80%┬ámark if habit holds true yet again and a large number of voters mailed at the last minute or drop them off en route to/from work. While this would be a reduction from the participation rate in 2014, the total number of ballots requested in 2014 (253,800) has already been eclipsed by the number mailed back: as of 2pm local time, 257,782 of 357,599 absentees have been returned. All absentees must arrive at a county election office or polling place no later than 8pm local time tomorrow. Over 30,000 ballots have been returned in the last three days.