Candidate Information


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
 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 

 Candidate Type  Date 
 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

School Districts

May Election 05/02/2017
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  
Filing Forms
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

Current List of Candidate Filings

 Updated 3/30/17 5:31PM




Special Districts

May Election 05/02/2017
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
04/03/2017 5P.M.
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.
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  Updated 05/18/17 at 5:00 p.m. 


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