The Green Papers: Montana 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Monday 12 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Filing Deadline - Petitions for Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - 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 6 November 2018 - 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


2018 Election Calendar from the Montana Secretary of State.

2018 Candidate Filing List from the Montana Secretary of State.

5 June 2018 Primary:
Returns from the Montana Secretary of State.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.

9 July 2018: Montana First Judicial District Court Judge James P. Reynolds removed the Green Party from the ballot. Larson v State of Montana, DDV-2018-2945.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
FEC S6MT00162; 30 Jun 18; Tot $11,748,776; Dsb $7,201,122
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Matt Rosendale
31 July 2017: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.

FEC S8MT00234; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,055,983; Dsb $1,423,033
  Candidate Libertarian     Rick Breckenridge
FEC S8MT00309
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Steve Kelly
9 July 2018: Montana court removed the Green Party from the ballot. Larson v State of Montana, DDV-2018-2945.

FEC S8MT00283

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

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Steve Bullock
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney
Appointed: January 2016 [re: resignation of Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean (Democratic)]. First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 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.
8 November 2016: First elected in the General Election.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Greg Gianforte
First elected in a Special Election: 25 May 2017 [re: resignation of Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican) who accepted the position of Secretary of the Interior in the Trump Administration].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Kathleen Williams
FEC H8MT01232; 30 Jun 18; Tot $799,548; Dsb $337,280
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Greg Gianforte
FEC H8MT01182; 30 Jun 18; Tot $7,057,259; Dsb $5,684,305
  Candidate Libertarian     Elinor Swanson
FEC H8MT01257
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Douglas Bruce "Doug" Campbell, II
9 July 2018: Montana court removed the Green Party from the ballot. Larson v State of Montana, DDV-2018-2945.

FEC H8MT00093
 Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican), who was first elected in 2014, was nominated for Secretary of the Interior by President-elect Donald Trump on 14 November 2016 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 68-31, on 1 March 2017.
On 1 March 2017, Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) called a Special Election for 25 May 2017. There is no primary. Party leaders will select their nominees by nominating convention. The Libertarian Party holds their nominating convention steps from 4-11 March, the Democratic Party on 5 March, and Republicans on 6 March 2017.
25 May 2017: The Special Election was won by Greg Gianforte (Republican).

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Secretary of State  Corey Stapleton
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Attorney General Tim Fox
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Auditor  Matt Rosendale
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
31 July 2017: Running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.
5 June 2018: Received his party's nomination the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat.

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Elsie Arntzen
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 2 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 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.

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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Montana Secretary of State
  Montana Secretary of State Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Montana House of Representatives
  Montana Legislature
  Montana Senate
Democratic
  Montana Democratic Party
Republican
  Montana Republican Party
Third Party
  Montana Green Party
  Montana Libertarian Party
  Montana Libertarian Party - Facebook
Media & others
  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
  Laurel Outlook (Weekly)
  Lewistown News-Argus
  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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