The deadline for city mail-in elections in Ravalli County is Tuesday, November 7, at 8 p.m. The towns that are conducting elections are Hamilton, Stevensville and Darby.

Most people stick a stamp on the envelope and send the ballot through the mail. Starting this weekend, that option will not guarantee your ballot will make it to the Clerk and Recorders office by the deadline.

The elections office will accept "hand delivered" ballots at the ballot box in the Ravalli County Administration Center on the 200 block of South 4th in Hamilton.

This month, an additional secure box was added outside the building for easy "drive-by" balloting.

The box is located on the north end of the building.

Clerk and Recorder Regina Plettenberg said the box is checked daily for mail-in ballots and absentee ballots. It can also be used to drop off your Ravalli County property tax payment.

On an historical note, the administration building formerly was the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital and the ballot box is where the ambulance emergency entrance had been.

A reminder - the Corvallis School levy election will be conducted on election day, November 7, with one polling place the Corvallis High School from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Of course, absentee ballots need to be returned by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

1240 AM KLYQ will have election results when they become available Tuesday night and an election wrap-up Wednesday morning during Bitterroot Morning news at 7:30 a.m.