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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.

Candidates should refer to the Commissioner of Political Practices for candidate financial reporting information and forms to ensure their name appears on the ballot.

Access financial campaign reports.

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. 

View local elected positions and terms.

View Precinct Committee People.

Please see the Secretary of State's comprehensive Election Calendar

REQUEST FORM FOR VOTER LIST - please return the completed form to electioninfo@missoulacounty.us or fax to (406) 258-3913.

 

 Candidate Filing - Starting Dates

                   
 Candidate Type  Starting Date
 School Filing, (Election Date 5/4/2021) 12/10/2020 
 Special District Filing, (Election Date 5/4/2021) 12/10/2020

 Missoula Municipal Filing (Potential Primary Election Date 9/14/2021)

4/22/2021

 

 Candidate Filing - Closing Dates 

 
 Candidate Type  Closing Date 
 School Filing, (Election Date 5/4/2021)   03/25/2021 by 5:00 p.m.
 Special District Filing, (Election Date 5/4/2021)   02/8/2021 by 5:00 p.m.
 Missoula Municipal Filing (Potential Primary Election Date 9/14/2021)   06/21/2021 by 5:00 p.m.

 

 

2021 Candidate Filing Information

School


School Election May 4, 2021
Filing Forms
Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy

School elections are nonpartisan. Party reference is not required. Please detail the position and term you are filing for on this form.

For additional candidate forms, please click here. Please read our Candidate FAQ
Links to Maps For specific residency requirements, contact the Elections Office at 258-4751
Current List of Candidate Filings Updated in real time once filing opens 12/10/2020.

 

Special Districts


Special Districts Election May 4, 2021
Filing Forms
Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy

Special District elections are nonpartisan. Party reference is not required. Please detail the position and term you are filing for on this form.

For additional candidate forms, please click here. Please read our Candidate FAQ
Links to Maps For specific residency requirements, contact the Elections Office at 258-4751
Current List of Candidate Filings Updated in real time once filing opens 12/10/2020.

  

Missoula Municipal


City Primary Election September 14, 2021
Filing Forms
Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy

Please detail the position and term you are filing for on this form. Missoula County Elections Office does not accept filings for legislative or statewide office. Please contact the Secretary of State at sos.mt.gov.

Filing Fees for Municipal Candidates will be updated in 2021.

They are 1% of annual salary.

For additional candidate forms, please click here. Please read our Candidate FAQ
Links to Maps For specific residency requirements, contact the Elections Office at 258-4751
Current List of Candidate Filings Updated in real time once filing opens 4/22/2021.

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