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MT organization working to register voters amidst pandemic

Posted at 2:30 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 16:30:52-04

The coronavirus outbreak has changed a lot of things for a lot of people. For one local organization, it’s changed how they get people registered to vote.

MontPIRG , a grassroot organization, normally gets students on Montana State University’s campus registered to vote, but with students away from campus and people social distancing, they’ve had to come up with new ways to get people registered.

And with the June Primary approaching, it’s critical to get people registered.

“We partnered with numerous businesses around the state and they’ve agreed to host our voter registration drop boxes and people can maintain social distancing by just filling out the form beforehand and then dropping in the box for us to pick up and deliver them,” said Elise Striebel with MontPIRG.

In addition to these dropboxes, residents can also register to vote on MontPIRG’s website even if you’ve had to temporarily move out of state because of the virus. You can also access voter registration forms here .

A complete list of drop boxes available in Bozeman, Belgrade, and Four Corners can be found below:

  • Treeline Coffee Roasters at 624 North Wallace Ave. in Bozeman
  • Treeline Coffee Roasters (downtown) at 136 West Main Street in Bozeman
  • Rocky Mountain FCU (19th) at 1840 Baxter Lane in Bozeman
  • Rocky Mountain FCU (Huffine) at 8645 Huffine Lane in Bozeman
  • Movie Lovers at 200 South 23rd Ave. in Bozeman
  • Rosauers at 3255 Technology Boulevard West in Bozeman
  • Ace Hardware (downtown) at 36 East Main Street in Bozeman
  • Ace Hardware (Huffine) at 8695 Huffine Lane in Bozeman
  • Toppers at 1011 West College Street in Bozeman
  • Wild Crumb at 600 North Wallace Ave. in Bozeman
  • MAP Brewing at 510 Manley Road in Bozeman
  • Valley Federal Credit Union at 1707 West Oak Street Suite A in Bozeman
  • Paulie's Deli at 2111 South 11th Ave in Bozeman
  • Safeway at 1735 West Main Street in Bozeman
  • Heeb's at 200 Highland Boulevard in Bozeman
  • Joe's Parkway at 903 West College Street in Bozeman
  • Walmart at 1500 North 7th Ave. in Bozeman
  • Town and Country Grocery at 1611 S 11th Ave. in Bozeman
  • Canna's Montana at 618 W Griffin Dr Suite G in Bozeman
  • Greener Pastures at 7580 Pioneer Way in Bozeman
  • Juniper Cannabis at 120 N Grand Ave. in Bozeman
  • New Day Bakery at 122 East Main Street in Belgrade
  • Cosmic Pizza (Belgrade) at 27 West Main Street in Belgrade
  • Ace Hardware (Jackrabbit) at 6280 Jackrabbit Lane in Belgrade
  • Town and Country at 205 West Madison Ave. in Belgrade
  • Carquest Auto Parts at 109 West Main Street in Belgrade
  • Mama Mac's at 81809 Gallatin Road in Four Corners