Lake County, Montana

Election Office
Upcoming Local Elections
*Please refer to our filing information page to see open positions and filing fees*
logo indicating see who has filed for office
May 7th, 2019 – Special District/School District Election
December 13th – Candidate Filing Opens for Special Purpose District Elections and School Board Elections
February 11th – Candidate (Special Purpose) Filing Closes at 5 pm, Deadline for a Candidate to Withdraw, Last Day for Governing Body to pass an order/resolution calling for an election
February 26th – Deadline for School District Trustees to Pass a Resolution
March 4th – Write-In Candidates (Special Purpose) must file a declaration of intent by 5 pm, *If the number of candidates is equal to, or less than, the number of positions to be filled the Election Administrator shall cancel the election.
March 28th – Close of School District Trustee Filing
April 8th – Regular Voter Registration Closes
April 9th – Late Registration Opens
April 17th – Ballots are Mailed to Electors
May 7th – Election Day. Ballots must be in the office by 8 pm to be counted
May 13th – Count provisional ballots at 3 pm
May 15th – County Canvass in the Commissioner’s Chambers at 11:00 am
 
2019 Municipal Elections

April 18th – June 17th (5pm): Candidate Filing*
     *Within 5 days of filing for office: Candidates file appropriate campaign paperwork with the Commissioner of Political Practices for their name to appear on the ballot (http://politicalpractices.mt.gov/)
June 17th
– Deadline for candidates to withdraw primary election candidacy
September 10th – MUNICIPAL PRIMARY NOMINATING ELECTION
October 7th – Close of regular voter registration
October 8th – Beginning of late registration
October 16th – Ballots mailed out
November 5th – MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION
November 11th – Provisional ballots are counted at 3 pm
 



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