Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Primary Election Procedure

Write-In Votes For Previously Nominated Candidates

13-10-302. Write-in votes for previously nominated candidates. (1) Subject to subsection (2), if an elector casts a write-in vote for a candidate on a primary party ballot when the candidate's name also appears or is written in for the same office on another party's ballot, the write-in vote counts only with respect to the party on whose ballot the write-in vote was cast and the write-in votes, if on multiple parties' ballots, and the votes cast for the candidate on the other party's ballots may not be added together.

(2) A write-in vote must be counted as provided in 13-15-206(5).

History: En. Sec. 63, Ch. 368, L. 1969; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 28, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 365, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 23-3308(3); amd. Sec. 71, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 143, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 15, L. 2001; amd. Sec. 18, Ch. 414, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 586, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 336, L. 2013.