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Be sure to vote both sides of your ballot
Please check both sides of the ballot. On the front side of the ballot, the bottom right hand corner will either say "vote both sides" or "end of ballot".
What is on the Next Ballot? What positions are up for election this year?
May 2, 2023 - School and Special Purpose District Elections
Voters will select trustees for school board, volunteer fire districts, and other special purpose districts. Ballots may also include questions such as levies.
Note: if there is no contest for a school or special purpose district, the election will be cancelled.
Candidate filing is now open:
- Forms for School District candidacy can either be found at the School District Office or the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office. Filing period closes March 23 for regular candidates, March 30 for write-in candidates.
- Forms for Special District candidacy can be found at the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office or on our website. Filing period closes February 6 for regular candidates, February 27 for write-in candidates.
Municipal Election - November 7, 2023
Voters in the City of Helena will select:
- 2 City Commissioners for full, 4 year terms
- 1 City Commissioner for an unexpired 2 year term
- 28 Members of Neighborhood Councils, made up of 7 districts with 4 members each for a 2 year term
Voters in the City of East Helena will select:
- 2 City Councilmembers for 2 year terms.
Candidate filing for the Municipal Election opens April 20, 2023. Candidate filing forms can be found at the Lewis and Clark County Elections Office or on our website.
Questions? Give us a call at 406-447-8339
Find answers to common elections and voting questions:
How do I vote in the next election?
1. Register to vote. (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.
Late Registration will run from October 12 to November 7 at noon, and resume on Election Day via Same Day Registration.
*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. t
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 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(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.