As of yesterday, just over 284,700 of the absentee ballots mailed out have been returned to their respective county. There are just over 760,000 registered voters in Montana–which means there are a LOT of votes yet to be cast in this election.
In the 2020 general election, a little over 74,000 votes separated the winning and losing Supreme Court race (Laurie McKinnon vs Mike Black). And the three Public Service Commission races were decided between ~10,000 and ~30,000 votes.
With a new congressional seat in Montana, a hotly contested Supreme Court race, Public Service Commission race and local candidates and legislators on the ballot, it’s every bit as important of an election as any other year. The Montana Chamber has put together some pieces to provide information on the statewide and regional races.