2017 Candidate Filing Information, Deadlines and forms

Candidate Filing Information: Qualifications and Filing Fees

Upcoming Candidate Filing Deadlines

Municipal Elections (Cities of Helena and East Helena) - Candidate filing opens on April 20, 2017 and closes at 5pm on June 19, 2017.

Candidate Filing Forms

City of Helena

Filing form for office of City of Helena Mayor

Filing form for office of City of Helena Commissioner

Filing form for office of City of Helena Neighborhood Council

City of East Helena

Filing form for office of City of East Helena Mayor

Filing form for office of City of East Helena Councilmember (Ward 1 or Ward 2)

Campaign Regulations & Campaign Finance

The Commissioner of Political Practices enforces campaign finance and campaign practice laws. For more information about campaign practices, finances, and related reports, visit the Commissioner of Political Practices' website.

Political Sign Regulations

In the City of Helena political signs are regulated by city ordinance and cannot be placed on city property or on public rights-of-way, including boulevards between the sidewalk and street. The Helena Community Development Department has some information about sign regulations. If you have questions or would like to report a violation, contact Elroy Golemon at 406-447-8448.

In the State of Montana the Montana Department of Transportation regulates political sign placement on interstate highways in accordance with Administrative Rule 18.6.246. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Right of Way Bureau at 406-444-6068.

If you have a complaint about a political sign that is not in Helena City limits or along the interstate, we recommend you contact the candidate or candidate's political party directly. If you are not sure how to contact the candidate or candidate's party, please call us at 406-447-8339 or email us at elections@lccountymt.gov for assistance.