Elections

A Department of the Lewis and Clark County Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder, Amy Reeves
316 N Park Ave, Rm 168, Helena, MT 59623 | Ph: 406-447-8339 | elections@lccountymt.gov 

For your awareness:

Lewis and Clark County Elections would like voters to be aware that unsolicited registration forms are being mailed to people throughout the county. These are valid registration forms sent out by unaffiliated outside organizations. If you've received one and you are registered to vote, this does not mean your registration status has been changed. You can check your registration status here, or call us at (406) 447-8339

What's on the Next Ballot?

Special District Races

The following special districts have elections coming up in 2024. Candidate filing opens on December 14, 2023 and closes on February 12, 2024 unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions on these districts, please contact our office at (406) 447-8339 and we will assist you with the process. Candidate filing is now closed. If you are interested in a seat on any special district board, please contact our office. The following districts have a competitive election that will be held on May 7, 2024: 

  • Canyon Creek Rural Fire District
  • Tri-Lakes Fire Service Area

School District trustee candidate filing is also open until April 4. The form for that race is found here.(PDF, 474KB) If you need to know what school district you reside in, please contact our office at 406-447-8339. You can also file with the school district clerk. 

 

State, County, and Precinct-Level Races

Candidate filing for State races and County races has closed. Write-In candidates have until April 1 to file using this form(PDF, 201KB).

  • State Legislators and Federal candidates must file with the Montana Secretary of State's Office.
  • Lewis and Clark County will have three county-wide races on the ballot in 2024: County Commissioner for District #1, Clerk of District Court, and Justice of the Peace.
  • Lewis and Clark Soil Conservation District can file using the form here(PDF, 201KB).
  • Precinct-Level races can file using the form here(PDF, 201KB). Note that you must be a resident of the precinct you wish to represent and that our precinct numbers have recently changed. You can find your new precinct number in the My Voter Page under "Voter Registration Details" and "Precinct Name". 
  • If you have any questions currently, please contact our office at 406-447-8339 or elections@lccountymt.gov.

 

Election Reminders:

  • Check your voter status or polling place by visiting MyVoterPageMT.com or call (406) 447-8339.
  • Remember to bring your photo ID or other acceptable forms of identification to your polling place when you vote.
  • Absentee ballots are accepted at the County Elections Office or any polling place until 8:00 pm on Election Day.
  • When returning absentee ballots by mail, we recommend mailing them back one week or more before Election Day so they arrive before the deadline.
  • Not registered? Visit us at 316 North Park Ave, Room 168.
  • Find a list of Lewis and Clark County Polling Places here(PDF, 83KB). (Note: Polling Places are not open for Mail Ballot elections)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where can I find voter registration and ballot request forms?

What is on the next ballot?

How do I vote in the next election?

Where can I find Election Results?

Where can I find more information about running as a candidate in an election?

Other resources:

How do I vote in the next election?

  1. Register to vote.(PDF, 765KB) (Regular registration closes 30 days before Election Day. If it is within 30 days of the election, you may "late register" in person at the elections office.
  2. Request an absentee (mailed) ballot(PDF, 389KB) or use My Voter Page to locate your polling place.*
    *For many local elections, such as school or city elections, there are no polling places - all ballots are mailed.
  3. Submit your absentee/mail ballot by 8pm on Election Day** or visit your polling place by 8pm on Election Day.
    **Postmarks are not accepted on absentee/mail ballots; your ballot must be received by 8pm on Election Day!

For more information, visit our Voter Information Page or contact us.

Where can I find Election Results?

Results are available on our website here. Additional results can be found on the Secretary of State's website. Contact us if you cannot find what you are looking for.

Where can I find more information about running as a candidate in an election?

Candidates for County, City, or Special Purpose District offices must file paperwork with the county elections department in order to appear on the ballot. We can only accept candidate filing forms during certain time periods. When that time period is approaching, we will post additional information for candidates on the webpage for candidates, including candidate filing forms.

Please note that while we may post some information regarding candidate qualifications on our website, it is your responsibility to determine whether or not you are eligible to run and hold the office.

If you would like more information on filing for State or Federal Offices, including legislative offices, you can find more information on the Secretary of State's webpage for candidates.

Candidates for school boards usually file with the school clerk. More information about running for school board can be found on the Office of Public Instruction's website or by contacting the clerk at your school district's business office.

Look up your voter registration information with My Voter Page

my voter page

  • Confirm your voter registration information
  • Track your absentee ballot in Federal Elections
  • Locate your polling place
  • View your Federal Primary or Federal General sample ballot

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About the Elections Department

One of five departments under County Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder Amy Reeves, the Elections Department is responsible for administering all federal, state, county, and special purpose district elections in Lewis and Clark County according to federal and state election laws. Elections for school boards, bonds, and levies may be run by the Elections Department, or by the school district's school clerk.

As a part of administering these elections, the department maintains the voter registration files for approximately 50,000 registered voters in Lewis and Clark County.

If you can't find what you're looking for on our website, call us at 406-447-8339, send an email to elections@lccountymt.gov, or stop by the office on the first floor of the City-County building in downtown Helena, 316 N Park Ave, Rm 168 in Helena.

Popular Election Forms

Voter Registration Application(PDF, 765KB)

Absentee Ballot Application (Request to Receive Ballots by Mail)(PDF, 389KB)

Replacement Ballot Request Form(PDF, 138KB)

Application for Designation of Agent(PDF, 363KB)

Request for Voter File or Absentee List(PDF, 111KB)