Absentee ballots for Missoula City Council primaries arrive in mail

Residents in Wards 1, 3 and 4 should have received their ballots this week for the Missoula City Council’s primary elections, slated for Sept. 10.

The Missoula County Elections Office on Friday mailed nearly 19,000 ballots to registered voters in the three city wards that have more than two candidates vying for a seat on the City Council.

You can read the candidate profiles for all council races by following this link.

“The office also sent more than 9,000 mailers to voters not currently on the absentee list,” county communications coordinator Allison Franz said in a media release. “These mailers include pre-filled, postage-paid forms that those voters can use to request a mail ballot.”

Those voting by mail will need to sign and return their mailer by Tuesday, Sept. 3, to receive a ballot in the mail. After that date, voters will need to request an absentee ballot in person at the Elections Office.

Voters can cast their ballot on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the designated polling place in their ward:

· Ward 1: Rattlesnake Elementary, 1220 Pineview Dr.

· Ward 3: Missoula Senior Center, 705 S. Higgins Ave.

· Ward 4: Lewis and Clark Elementary, 2901 Park St.

The Elections Office is currently located in Building 15 of the Missoula County Fairgrounds on South Avenue. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.