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No, You Can't Change Your Vote

Several county administrators say voters have called wanting to change their votes after last night’s incident.
Several county administrators say voters have called wanting to change their votes after last night’s incident.";

Election administrators around Montana report fairly high turnout for the special election so far. Cascade and Missoula Counties had received about 70 percent of absentee ballots by 3:00 p.m. Yellowstone County reports that about half of registered voters have already voted.

Several county administrators say voters have called wanting to change their votes after last night’s incident.

Bret Rutherford is the elections administrator in Yellowstone County.

"The biggest question we’ve had is can I get my ballot back. And in accordance with Montana law, if you’ve turned in your absentee ballot, no you cannot."

Rutherford said if he had to wait until election day to count absentee ballots he wouldn’t be finished counting those votes for two or three days.

Missoula’s county clerk said some people tried to show up to the polls yesterday afternoon after early voting had already ended. In Lake County a few voters showed up to vote on Tuesday, when elections are normally held.

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