Federal Primary Election

Candidate Filing Opens:  January 9, 2020                         Election Day:  June 2, 2020
Candidate Filing Closes:  March 9, 2020
Deadline to Withdraw Candidacy:  March 9, 2020

Absentee ballots will be mailed out on May 8, 2020, to voters on the absentee list

CANDIDATE FILING FEES

Clerk of the District Court...………...…….……$294.00
County Commissioner District 2......…….…….$294.00
Public Administrator (unexpired term)……..….$10.00
District Court Judge - District 21, Dept. 1
​   (unexpired term)…...…………………...….….$1,368.96​
District Court Judge - District 21, Dept. 2...…..$1,368.96​
State Senator - District 44...………………………$15.00
State Representative -
​  District 85, 86, 87, 88........................................$15.00
Fees for federal and state offices will vary. For a list of federal and state offices and fees click here

CANDIDATE FORMS

Oath of Candidacy (Candidate Filing Form)
Withdrawal of Candidacy
Per HB181, as of October 2019, all candidates must file campaign finance forms electronically in the Campaign Electronic Reporting System (CERS).

WHERE TO SUBMIT CANDIDATE FILING FORM

FEDERAL & STATE OFFICE:  ​Submit oath of candidacy form to:    Secretary of State's Office
​                 PO Box 202801
​                 Helena, MT 59620

​Who's filed for Federal or State Office - click here

COUNTY OFFICE:  Submit oath of candidacy
​​form to:      Ravalli County Election Office
​                  215 S 4th St, Ste C
​                  Hamilton, MT 59840

​Who's filed for County Office - click here

Per the 2015 legislative session, Campaign Finance forms are no longer filed with the County Office. All forms are to be filed directly with the Commissioner of Political Practices.  Any questions regarding campaign finances shall be directed to the Commissioner of Political Practices Office at (406) 444-2942