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2020 Montana Election

Last Day to Register to Vote: Postmarked October 26 by mail; November 3 in person (no online registration)

Early In-Person Voting: Begins October 5; ends November 2

Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot: November 2

Excuse to Vote By Mail? None needed

Voter ID Required? Yes


STEVE BULLOCK (D), Challenger

A two-term governor of Montana, Bullock has held firm against politicians who’ve sought to block access to abortion. He championed Medicaid expansion, helping to extend health coverage to more than 80,000 Montanans.

As a Governor and as an American who believes everyone has the right to make their own health care decisions, I #standwithPP.

Steve Bullock, Aug. 9, 2019

Source: Twitter

  • When the Trump administration sought to force Planned Parenthood from the federal Title X program, the nation's only dedicated affordable birth control program, Bullock spoke out. “We [reject] this administration’s efforts to interfere in the doctor-patient relationship, gut women’s access to family planning services, and force medical professionals to knowingly withhold information from their patients,” Bullock wrote to Trump’s secretary of health and human services.

  • Bullock has vetoed numerous bills that politicize or limit access to safe, legal abortion. “Montana’s elected officials have no business substituting their personal beliefs for the sound medical judgment of our health care professionals or the deeply personal medical decisions of their constituents,” Bullock wrote, explaining his veto of a 20-week abortion ban. 

  • Bullock signed into law Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during his first term as governor, in 2015 — and the proportion of Montanans who lack health coverage fell by half. 

STEVE DAINES (R), Incumbent

Daines has long vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act — and he’s made it a career-long priority to outlaw abortion and deny Montanans access to birth control and other reproductive health care by "defunding" Planned Parenthood health centers.

I want to see us defund Planned Parenthood. That’s an important priority for me personally.

Steve Daines, June 7, 2018

Source: YouTube