Voters turning out early in Granite County


PHILIPSBURG – With an all mail in ballot for the 2020 General Election, ballots are flowing into the Granite County Elections Office with just six days left before the big day.

According to the county’s Election Officer Sarah Graham, 1,427 ballots have been received for the Nov. 3 election. That represents 65% of the 2,291 active voters that are registered in Granite County.

When the final tally was taken in the previous two elections, they were only marginally higher in total vote count. When President Donald Trump took office in 2016, 1,860 of 2,352 ballots (79.1%) were counted. At the midterms in 2018, Granite County had 1,818 ballots come in out of a possible 2,343 (77.6%).

If you have voted and want to check your ballot’s status, you can do so at www.myvoterpagemt.com to verify that it has been received by Graham’s office. Users can enter their first and last name and birth date and to get a full accounting of their voter status and their ballot.

If you have received a ballot but would rather voter in person, you can do so now by visiting her office at 220 N. Sansome St. in Philipsburg. Bring your ballot and the bar coded envelope with you. If you have lost either item, you can still go to the county office and vote and they will cancel out your lost materials.

The Clerk and Recorder’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. All votes must be in their office by 8 p.m. Nov. 3.

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