Missoula Primary Election Turnout Looks Dismal Unlikely To Hit 50 Percent

The big primary election day for Montana this year is June 5th, but with a week to go, turnout in Missoula looks sparse. According to Missoula County Elections administrator Dayna Causby, Missoula County usually has around a 60 percent turnout, but that is not the way this election is trending.

“So far, out of the 68,000 registered voters, we have sent out 48,000 ballots,” Causby said. Of those ballots, we have only received back 13,000… that’s only about a 28 percent turnout. If we get a 50 percent turnout for this election I will be surprised.

Causby believes the number of ballots in envelopes may be throwing Missoula voters into a bit of confusion.