With less than 12 days to go until Election Day, Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has been spending a lot of time keeping track of the absentee ballots pouring in.

"As of this morning, we have 670,893 registered Montana voters," McCulloch said. "We've sent out over 234,000 ballots and we've received over 98,000 absentee ballots that have come back to the county, so that's really good."

Recently, some Colorado activists were caught on film admitting that they would consider voting on a ballot that had been found in the trash. McCulloch said that even if such a scheme were to take place in Montana, it wouldn’t get very far.

"Because every voter has a signature on file and every single ballot that comes in is compared against the signature on file on the registration form, so it would be caught," McCulloch said. "In fact, even if your signature changes: let's say you signed a ballot 30 or 40 years ago and your signature has changed, they will ask you to come in and sign it again."

McCulloch said that the number of voters this year appears to be on par with the turnout in 2010, another mid-term election.

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