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Find answers to common elections and voting questions:
What is on the next ballot?
May 4, 2021 Election Day - School and Special Purpose District Elections
School district and special purpose districts have elections for their governing boards every year in May.
Special purpose districts are created for a specific and limited purpose. For example, there may be a volunteer fire department in your area that is governed by a board of trustees, or you may live in a subdivision with its own water and/or sewer district overseen by a board of directors. School boards oversee and manage a public school district's affairs.
If there is no contest for an election (for example only one candidate files for the position), the election is canceled. Don't be alarmed if you don't get a ballot for your school or special purpose district.
September 14, 2021 - Municipal (City) Primary Election
A primary election may or may not be held to narrow the field of candidates for City offices. When the primary is cancelled, all candidates appear on the general election ballot. All city offices are nonpartisan.
November 2, 2021 - Municipal (City) General Election
Helenans will vote for their Mayor, two City Commissioners, and Neighborhood Council Districts. East Helenans will select their Mayor and three City Council members.
How do I vote in the next election?
1. Register to vote. (If it is within 30 days of the election, you must "late register" in person at the elections office. Note: late registration closes at 12noon the day before the election. On Election Day, late registration is reopened from 7am to 8pm.)
*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 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
With www.MyVoterPageMT.com you can:
√ Confirm your voter registration information
√ Check your voter status
√ Track your absentee ballot in Federal Elections
√ Locate your polling place
√ View your Federal Primary or Federal General sample ballot
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 the 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(at)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.