Senate and House District seats must be filed through the Secretary of State's Office. Candidates filing for local positions, such as City, County, School, and Special District seats, must file through the Missoula County election office.
Each candidate for office must affirm when filing that they meet (or will meet within constitutional and statutory deadlines) the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Montana.
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Campaign Sign Complaint Form and Packet - Found a campaign sign in violation of local ordinances? Read through our campaign sign packet and determine if the complaint is valid. If valid, complete the form on the first page and return it to either City or County zoning offices, or simply submit to the Elections Office.
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Candidate Filing - Starting Dates
|School Trustee Filing Opens (5/2/2017 Election)||12/08/2016|
|Special District Trustee Filing Opens (5/2/2017 Election)||12/08/2016|
|Municipal Filing (Mayor, Judge, Council Member) 11/7/2017||04/20/2017|
Candidate Filing - Closing Dates
|Special District Trustee Filing Closes (5/2/2017 Election)||02/06/2017|
|School Trustee Filing Closes (5/2/2017 Election)||03/23/2017|
|Municipal Filing (Mayor, Judge, Council Member) 11/7/2017||06/19/2017|
2017 Candidate Filing Information
|All School District Trustee Elections are held in May, unless a special election is requested otherwise.|
|2017 School Election Calendar|
|Office of Public Instruction Election Website|
|Filing Fee $0|
|Oath of Candidacy||Please read our Candidate FAQ|
|C1A Financial Disclosure Statement||C1A applicable to the following districts: #1, #4, & #40. All forms must be submitted directly to the CPP|
|Declaration of Intent for Write-In Candidate||3/30/17 5:00 pm Deadline|
Updated 3/30/17 5:31PM
|Irrigation, Community Council, Sewer & Water, Fire, & Hospital||Filing: 12/08/2016 thru 02/06/2017|
|Filing Fee $0|
|Oath of Candidacy|
|Declaration of Intent for Write-In Candidate
|If by the write-in candidate deadline, the number of candidates is equal
to or less than the number of positions to be filled at the election, the
election administrator shall cancel the election and immediately notify the governing body in writing of the cancellation.
|Current List of Candidate Filings - Updated 3/16/2017 3:00 PM|
|Municipal General Election||November 7, 2017|
|Municipal Primary Election||The number of filings for the municipal general election determine whether or not a primary is required. If a primary is required, the primary will be held on Sept. 12, 2017.|
|Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy||
City elections are nonpartisan. Party reference is not required. Please detail the ward you are filing for on this form.
|For additional candidate forms, please click here.||Please read our Candidate FAQ|
|Current List of Candidate Filings||Updated 05/18/17 at 5:00 p.m.|