Non-Resident Landowners Voting in District Elections
Information to qualify individual to vote in their district’s elections
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Each individual that wants to vote must fill out and sign a landowner request form. The forms that need to be filled out for a ballot can be obtained from your respective county clerk and recorder’s office or they can also be found here:
Before submitting, please read the sections pertinent your situation below. Once completed, these forms can be mailed, emailed, or faxed it to address shown on the form.
The following are the requirements for a non-resident landowner to vote:
Property owners within the District that want to vote must be at least 18 years old and a US Citizen, and:
- One Individual on the property’s title
- In addition to voter requirements shown above, the voter needs to able to present proof of payment of taxes. The tax bill must reflect the individual’s name which indicates their name is on the current tax assessment roll
- Individual property owners get one vote no matter how many parcels are owned
- Multiple Individuals on property’s title (including husbands and wives)
- In addition to voter requirements shown above, the voter needs to able to present proof of payment of taxes. The tax bill must reflect all names on the title.
- Each person is entitled to vote
- Partnership owns the property and the title reflects the names of the individual partners
- Each partner whose individual name is on the recorded deed and tax bill will be able to vote. In addition to voter requirements shown above, the voter needs to able to present proof of payment of taxes.
- If only the partnership is reflected on the deed (more likely the case), then only one partner will be able to vote for the partnership, similar to the rules for a corporation
- The voting partner must sign an affidavit affirming their authority to vote
- Corporation (any kind of corporation) owns the property
- One officer of the corporation must sign an affidavit disclosing their authority within the corporation. In addition to voter requirements shown above, the voter needs to able to present proof of payment of taxes.
- The officer that gets one vote no matter how many parcels are owned.
- Trust owns the property
- The trustee must be listed on the recorded deed and the tax payment must be proven. Normally, the trust would own the property and then one trustee has responsibility for the trust.
- The managing trustee is the one who will vote after signing an affidavit and proving proof of payment of taxes in the name of the trust.
To receive a ballot via mail or for questions on voting eligibility, please use the below links/phone numbers.
Gallatin County Clerk and Recorder: (406) 582-3060
Madison County Clerk and Recorder: (406) 843-4270