The Green Papers: Montana 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 June 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC). A polling place with less than 400 registered voters must be open at least from noon to 8 p.m. or until all registered electors have voted.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-8:00p MST (1400-0300 UTC). A polling place with less than 400 registered voters must be open at least from noon to 8 p.m. or until all registered electors have voted.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:994,416 (0.32% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Helena
 

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Montana State and Local Government

Montana 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Source: Primary Candidate Filing, General Election Candidate Filing, and 2016 Candidate Information, from the Montana Secretary of State.


7 June primary results from
Returns from the Montana Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


8 November 2016 returns from the Montana Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 3 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (5, 41 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 279,240 56.17% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Democratic 177,709 35.75% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Libertarian 28,037 5.64% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 7,970 1.60% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 2,297 0.46% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate American Delta 1,570 0.32% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 296 0.06% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (America's Party) 10 0.00% Thomas Conrad "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Steven Bernard "Steve" Schulin
FEC P20005260
  Candidate Write-in; (Kotlikoff for President) 7 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 3 0.00% Andrew Daniel "Andy" Basiago
for Vice President: Karen Dell Kinnison
FEC P60015351; 28 Nov 16; Tot $17,034; Dsb $20,396
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 2 0.00% Robert Lewis "Bob" Buchanan
for Vice President: Jason Alexander Washington
FEC P60020757
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Joseph Allen "Joe Exotic" Maldonado
for Vice President: Douglas K. Terranova
FEC P60018249; 30 Sep 16; Tot $12,032; Dsb $4,926
  Candidate Write-in; (No Party Affiliation) 1 0.00% Laio Chantelle Morris
for Vice President: Keisha L. Merchant
FEC P60019114
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 1 0.00% Darryl W. Perry
for Vice President: Conan Salada
FEC P60004868
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 1 0.00% Joseph Charles "Joe" "Average Joe" "The Painter" Schriner
for Vice President: Joe Moreaux
FEC P00003962; 30 Sep 16; Tot $8,095; Dsb $8,085
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 1 0.00% Michael Lynn "Mike" Smith
for Vice President: Daniel Lee White
FEC P60020781
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Party USA) 1 0.00% Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik
for Vice President: Angela Nicole Walker
FEC P60018017
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Dennis Andrew Ball
for Vice President: Richard A. Sanders
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Henry Lovell Bartlett
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 0 0.00% Paij Jean "Page" Boring
FEC P60016888
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Juan B. Botero
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 0 0.00% Kennedy King Brown
FEC P60015336
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Richard A. Duncan
for Vice President: Ricky Johnson
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Ameer Xenos Flippin
FEC P60021243; 31 Oct 16; Tot $84; Dsb $86
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner
FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Benjamin "Ben" Hartnell
for Vice President: Dave Marshall
  Candidate Write-in; (Prohibition Party) 0 0.00% former Fulton County Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James Arthur "Jim" Hedges
for Vice President: Bill V. Bayes
FEC P60017340
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% RaeDeen Rose Heupel
FEC P20002085
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Alan "Al-J" Jacquemotte
for Vice President: Ronalee Evelyn "Ronnie" Mueller
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Gerald John "Jerry" Jennings, II
FEC P60008299
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Lynn Sandra Kahn
for Vice President: Kathy Monahan
FEC P60005808
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% David Librace
for Vice President: David L. Friedeberg
FEC P60008638; 08 Dec 16; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% David Limbaugh
for Vice President: David Looper
  Candidate Write-in; (Workers World) 0 0.00% Monica Gail Moorehead
for Vice President: Lamont G. Lilly
FEC P60004405; 28 Nov 16; Tot $13,278; Dsb $12,839
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Kevin Michael Moreau
FEC P60021185
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Michael S. Olkowski
for Vice President: Daniel E. Olkowski
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 0 0.00% Janet L. Reid
for Vice President: John E. Reid
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Paul Schafer
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated) 0 0.00% Marshall Roy Schoenke
for Vice President: James Creighton Mitchell, Jr
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Delano Aimes Steinacker, II
for Vice President: Ronald K. Crider
FEC P60021631
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 0 0.00% Shawna Joy Sterling
for Vice President: Jack Robinson, Jr.
FEC P60007929
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% Anthony "Tony" Joseph Valdivia
for Vice President: Aaron Roy Barriere
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Jennifer J. "JJ" Vogel-Walcutt
for Vice President: Christopher "Chris" Walcutt
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 0 0.00% William Leonard Wallace
FEC P00003897
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Charles Mitchell "Mitchell" Williams
FEC P60009925
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Demetra Jefferson Wysinger
for Vice President: Cedric D'Wayne Jefferson
FEC P60020484
Total 497,147 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
FEC S6MT00162

Class 2 Republican Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
FEC S2MT00096

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Steve Bullock
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 255,933 50.25% Governor  Steve Bullock
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney
  Candidate Republican 236,115 46.36% Greg Gianforte
for Lieutenant Governor: Lesley Robinson
  Candidate Libertarian 17,312 3.40% Ted Dunlap
for Lieutenant Governor: Ron VanDevender
Total 509,360 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

Seat up for regular election Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Mike Cooney
Appointed: January 2016 [re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean (Democratic)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 30 November 2015: Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean (Democratic) will become the director of American Indian and minority achievement and K-12 partnerships in the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education on 4 January 2016. She was appointed on 10 February 2014 [re: appointment of Lieutenant Governor John Walsh (Democratic) to the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat].
Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) will appoint a new Lieutenant Governor.
January 2016: Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) appoints Mike Cooney as Lieutenant Governor.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Ryan K. Zinke
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (3) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 285,358 56.19% Congressman  Ryan K. Zinke
FEC H4MT01041; 28 Nov 16; Tot $5,589,359; Dsb $5,933,354
  Candidate Democratic 205,919 40.55% Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau
FEC H6MT01095; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,760,223; Dsb $2,656,330
  Candidate Libertarian 16,554 3.26% Darren "Rick" Breckenridge
21 September 2016: Replacement candidate.

FEC H6MT00097
Total 507,831 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State Linda H. McCulloch
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - At term limit
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 277,473 55.49% former state Senator Corey Stapleton
  Candidate Democratic 204,861 40.97% Auditor  Monica J. Lindeen
  Candidate Libertarian 17,687 3.54% Roger I. Roots
Total 500,021 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Tim Fox
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 332,766 67.67% Attorney General  Tim Fox
  Candidate Democratic 158,970 32.33% Larry Jent
Total 491,736 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Auditor  Monica J. Lindeen
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - At term limit.
Running for Secretary of State in 2016.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 262,045 53.81% Matt Rosendale
  Candidate Democratic 224,925 46.19% former state Senator Jesse Laslovich
Total 486,970 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - At term limit.
4 November 2015: Running for Congress in 2016.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 253,790 51.65% for state Senator Elsie Arntzen
  Candidate Democratic 237,590 48.35% Melissa Romano
Total 491,380 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 6 incumbents, 9 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
Other Third Parties
  America's Party: 1 candidate
  American Delta: 1 candidate
  Kotlikoff for President: 1 candidate
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Socialist Party USA: 1 candidate
  Workers World: 1 candidate
Independents
  (blank): 1 candidate
  Independent: 14 candidates
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
  Unaffiliated: 5 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 41 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Election Authority
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  Bigfork Eagle
  Billings Gazette
  Great Falls Tribune
  Havre Daily News
  KECI TV Missoula; KTVM TV Bozeman, Butte; KCFW TV Kalispell - NBC
  KPAX TV - CBS - Missoula
  KRTV TV - CBS - Great Falls
  KUFM - Montana Public Radio - Missoula
  KURL TV - NBC - Billings
  KXLF TV - CBS - Butte
  Make it Missoula
  Missoula Independent (Weekly)
  Missoulian News Online - Western Montana
  Northern Broadcasting System
  Politics1.com - Montana
  Ravalli Republic - Hamilton
  The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
  The Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell
  The Independent Record - Helena
  The Leader Advertiser - Polson
  The Montana Standard - Butte
  The Whitefish Pilot
  Tobacco Valley News

 


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