The Green Papers: Montana 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 9 March 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 26 May 2020 - Filing Deadline - Petitions for Independent/Third/Minor/President.
Tuesday 2 June 2020 - 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.
Wednesday 9 September 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Frequently Asked Questions and 2020 Candidate Information, and Candidate Filing from the Montana Secretary of State.


2 June 2020 Primary results and results from a media source.

2 June 2020 Official Election Results from the Montana Secretary of State.


General Election 2020 Candidate Filing 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 2020
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
FEC P80000722; 31 Aug 20; Tot $540,594,553; Dsb $359,968,142
  Candidate Republican     President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 31 Aug 20; Tot $408,945,024; Dsb $307,141,452
  Candidate Libertarian     Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen

FEC P00013524; 31 Aug 20; Tot $1,941,264; Dsb $1,782,461
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa Howard

FEC P00011189; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,835; Dsb $1,511

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Steve Bullock
FEC S0MT00173; 30 Jun 20; Tot $11,161,377; Dsb $3,572,704
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
FEC S2MT00096; 30 Jun 20; Tot $11,563,281; Dsb $5,870,768

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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.
14 May 2019: "I'm Steve Bullock and I'm running for President."
2 December 2019: Suspended campaign. "... it has become clear that in this moment, I won't be able to break through to the top tier of this still-crowded field of candidates ...."
9 March 2020: "Now I'm taking that fight to the US Senate."
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Lieutenant Governor  Mike Cooney
for Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Casey Schreiner
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Greg Gianforte
for Lieutenant Governor: Kristen Juras
7 June 2019: Filed to run for Governor.
  Candidate Libertarian     Lyman Bishop
for Lieutenant Governor: John Nesper

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - Running for Governor in 2020.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Open)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Greg Gianforte
First elected in a Special Election: 25 May 2017 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Ryan K. Zinke (Republican) who accepted the position of Secretary of the Interior in the Trump Administration]; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 7 June 2019: Candidate for Governor.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Kathleen Williams
FEC H8MT01232; 30 Jun 20; Tot $2,446,463; Dsb $850,697
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Matt Rosendale
17 June 2019: Announced he will run for the U.S. House in 2020.

FEC H4MT00050; 30 Jun 20; Tot $1,950,224; Dsb $795,443

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State  Corey Stapleton
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 2 January 2019: Announced he will run for Governor in 2020.
15 June 2019: Announced he will run for the U.S. House in 2020.
2 June 2020: Did not receive his party's nomination for the U.S. House.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Bryce Bennett
  Candidate Republican     Deputy Secretary of State  Christi Jacobsen

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Attorney General Tim Fox
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - At Term Limit.
24 January 2019: Candidate for Governor in 2020.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Raph Graybill
  Candidate Republican     Roosevelt County District Attorney  Austin Knudsen

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor  Matt Rosendale
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 17 June 2019: Announced he is a candidate for the U.S. House in 2020.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Shane A. Morigeau
  Candidate Republican     Troy Downing
  Candidate Libertarian     Roger Roots

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Elsie Arntzen
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Melissa Romano
  Candidate Republican     Public Instruction Superintendent  Elsie Arntzen
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin Leatherbarrow
 

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, 8 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 8 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)
  Libertarian: 4 candidates
Independents
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  The CONSTITUTION of the STATE OF MONTANA
Election Authority
  Montana Secretary of State
  Montana Secretary of State Elections
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
  KURL TV - NBC - Billings
  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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