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Tips for same-day voter registration

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

The election is five days away and the voter registration date has long since passed. If you forgot to register but still want to vote, you can.

Montana is one of the few states that offers same-day voter registration..

The biggest tip and most important thing to remember if you're registering the same day, is to be patient and expect a wait.

Bret Rutherford with the Yellowstone County Elections Office said the typical wait should be about 2 to 3 hours.

Rutherford said they will have more staff available to register because it is a presidential election, but they can only staff the registration booth to a certain point. He also says voters should remember same-day registration is county specific so you must go to your local administration office.

If you plan to register on the day of elections and you do have to wait, make sure you have everything you need with you.

Rutherford says you must bring a Montana driver license or state ID. You must be a u-s citizen. And you must have lived in Montana for at least 30 days preceding the election.

The registration hours are the same as polling hours on the day of election, 7 am to 8 pm.

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