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Candidate Information

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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 Practice 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 or fax to (406) 258-3913.


 Candidate Filing - Starting Dates

 Candidate Type  Date
Municipal Filing (Mayor, Judge, Council Member) 11/7/2017 04/20/2017


 Candidate Filing - Closing Dates 

 Candidate Type  Date 
Municipal Filing (Mayor, Judge, Council Member) 11/7/2017  06/19/2017


2017 Candidate Filing Information


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.
Filing Forms
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.

Filing Fees for Municipal Candidates

For additional candidate forms, please click here. Please read our Candidate FAQ
Ward Map
Current List of Candidate Filings  Final Update 08/14/2017 at 9:39 am.


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