Steady turnout in Cascade County on Election Day

Posted at 6:45 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 20:46:39-05

GREAT FALLS – Polling doors opened on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and so far Cascade County residents are coming out to vote in full force.

Cascade County Clerk & Recorder Rina Moore says there has been a steady line of voters coming in since doors opened.

“I am surprised that during a midterm it is this busy, but we are very pleased. A lot of hard work goes into these elections so it is nice people are participating in them,” Moore said.

There are about 40,000 people who are active voters in the county and 34,000 of them received their ballots in the mail.

Moore says as of Friday about 67% of absentee ballots had been returned to their office so far.

The line to receive a new ballot or register to vote has gotten longer throughout the day.

“Everything is open until 8 o’clock tonight, then we lock the doors on everything,” Moore said.

If you still need to register to vote, you can do that at Montana ExpoPark until 8 p.m.

You can also drop off your ballot at ExpoPark or at the courthouse annex,

They are not expecting to have their final election results until Wednesday.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News