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Notice of Ballot Drop-Off Locations & Accessibility Designations & Notice of Voting System Exhibition, Diagrams and Voting Instructions Pursuant to 13-17-203, not more than 10 or less than 2 days before an election at which a voting system will be used, the election administrator shall broadcast on radio or television, as provided in 2-3-105 through 2-3-107, or publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the county: a diagram showing the voting system to be used by voters and a sample of the ballot layout (in newspaper only); a statement of the locations where voting systems are on public exhibition; and instructions on how to vote.The election administrator shall select the method of notification that the election administrator believes is best suited to reach the largest number of potential electors. nOTIcE TO BE PUBLISHED In nEwSPAPEr OF gEnErAL cIrcULATIOn In cOUnTY (Or BrOADcAST On rADIO Or TELEVISIOn AS APPLIcABLE) Statement of the Location of Mail Ballot Drop Off Locations and Accessibility Designations for the September 14, 2021 City Municipal Primary Election: All ballot drop off locations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day only. The Elections Center (140 N Russell St) will be open as a voting location throughout the election during normal business hours and from 7:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. Accessibility Designation (A – Accessible, I – Inaccessible) Franklin School, 1910 S 11th St W, Missoula MT 59801 A Hellgate Elementary School, 2385 Flynn Ln, Missoula MT 59808 A Missoula City/County Public Library, 455 E Main St, Missoula MT 59802 A Missoula Early Learning Center, 2625 Briggs St, Missoula MT 59803 A Missoula County Fairgrounds, 1101 South Ave W, Missoula, MT 59801 – Drive Thru I Missoula County Elections Office, 140 N Russell St, Missoula MT 59801 A Drop Off Name and Location Ballots are due by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. USPS postmark does not apply to mailed ballots. Ballots can be returned in person at the above listed ballot drop off locations. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact the Elections Office at 406-258-4751 or via our website at www.missoulavotes.com. Notice of Voting System Exhibition and Ballot Layout: Please note that the ExpressVotes ballot marking system is available for public exhibition at the Missoula County Election Office. The DS850 Tabulator is available for public exhibition on September 9, 2021 during public testing at the Elections Office as well. Please see diagrams of the voting system(s) and ballot arrangement and instructions on voting below. SAMPLE BALLOT LAYOUT Sample County State of Montana FEDERAL AND STATE (Continued) Election Date NONPARTISAN - STATE (Continued) INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS FOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE (VOTE FOR ONE) gEOrgE wASHIngTOn JOHn ADAMS FOR DISTRICT COURT JUDGE DISTRICT 1, DEPT. 4 (VOTE FOR ONE) 1. TO VOTE, BLACKEN ( ) THE OVAL COMPLETELY. An oval blackened completely to the left of the candidate or ballot issue choice indicates a vote for that candidate or a vote on the ballot issue. 2. To write in a name, blacken the oval to the left of the line provided, and write in the name (or affix a pre-printed label) in the blank space(s) for the write-in candidate(s) for whom you wish to vote. 3. DO NOT CROSS OUT. If you make a mistake or change your mind, exchange your ballot for a new one. JAMES BUcHAnAn ABrAHAM LIncOLn FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER (VOTE FOR TWO) AnDrEw JAcKSOn MArTIn VAn BUrEn wILLIAM H. HArrISOn JOHn TYLEr NONPARTISAN - COUNTY FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE DEPT. X (VOTE FOR ONE) VOTE IN ALL COLUMNS [VOTE BOTH SIDES] InSTrUcTIOnS On HOw TO VOTE An ExPrESSVOTE VOTIng SYSTEM The ExpressVote is a ballot-marking system that is available for anyone to use during the upcoming election. Its main purpose is to allow voters with disabilities and other special needs to mark a ballot privately and independently. Inform the election official that you wish to vote using ExpressVote. You will be issued a ballot card. Insert the ballot card into the ballot feed tray on the front of the machine. The screen will display instructions and the ballot choices. The following helpful options are available: a. Change contrast and font size for readability b. Audio headphones c. Braille keypad d. Connection for Sip-n-Puff personal device 6. Make your selections by using the touch-screen capability, or by using the keypad. 7. After you have completed your selections, the ExpressVote will confirm your selections on the screen, and by audio if you select the audio option. ▲ ▲ ▲ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Election Information Barcodes of election information and votes Votes for candidates and measures are printed on the card. 8. After verifying your selections, the ExpressVote will mark and print out your ballot card. 9. Confirm your choices on the printed and marked ballot card. 10. Return the marked ballot card to the election official. 11. You can request help anytime during the process. Mail ballots for the September 14, 2021 Municipal Primary election will be removed from their secrecy envelopes at 10:00 am on Monday, September 13, 2021. e d Ballots will be counted beginning at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in the Missoula County Election Center, 140 N Russell St, Missoula MT 59801, as specified in 13-15-201, MCA, utilizing ES&S DS850 Tabulators. Vote counting procedures are open to public observation. Any person observing the procedures of the count must complete and sign an affirmation stating, “"I, _____, will not discuss the results of the early counting of votes at any time prior to the closing of the polls on election day,” and is subject to 13-35-241, MCA: 13-35-241. Release of vote tally -- penalty. (1) A person may not make public the results of a vote tally from a precinct until after the polls close as provided in 13-1-106. (2) (a) A person who knowingly violates subsection (1) shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not to exceed 2 years or be fined an amount not less than $100,000 and not more than $500,000, or both. (b) For the purposes of this section "knowingly" has the meaning specified in 45-2-101. Preliminary results will be posted beginning at 8:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at www.MissoulaVotes.com. Accepted provisional ballots will be counted and added to the vote totals at 3:00 pm on Monday, September 20, 2021, at the Missoula County Election Office, 140 N Russell St, Missoula MT 59801. The Canvass of Votes for the City Municipal Primary will take place Wednesday, September 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to at the Missoula County Election Office, 140 N Russell St, Missoula MT 59801. All the above are open to the public. If you are interested in observing any of these processes, please call 406-258-4751. DATED this 27th day of August 2021 Missoula County Elections