The Green Papers: Montana 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 7 June 2022
General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Monday 14 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 12 April 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary Write-in.
Tuesday 31 May 2022 - Filing Deadline - County Petitions for Independent/Third/Minor.
Monday 6 June 2022 - Filing Deadline - Declaration of Intent for Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 7 June 2022 - 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 13 September 2022 - Filing Deadline - General Election Write-in.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - 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 
2020 Census:1,085,407 (0.35% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
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


2022 Dates from the Montana Secretary of State.

There is no party registration in Montana. Primary election voters secretly select 1 party's ballot. The Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican Parties are ballot qualified.


2022 Candidate Filing List from the Montana Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th 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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Thomas John Madigan
FEC S4MT00167

Class 2 Republican Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Greg Gianforte
First elected: 2020
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras
First elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Matt Rosendale
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Member of Congress Rosendale is a candidate for re-election in the new CD # 2.
 Candidate list (10) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Cora Neumann
FEC H2MT02100; 31 Mar 22; Tot $1,172,109; Dsb $388,093
  Candidate Democratic     Monica Tranel
FEC H2MT02092; 31 Mar 22; Tot $675,153; Dsb $408,992
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Thomas "Tom" Winter
FEC H0MT00090; 31 Mar 22; Tot $84,918; Dsb $68,883
  Candidate Republican     Mitch Heuer
FEC H2MT01136
  Candidate Republican     Matthew "Matt" Jette
FEC H2MT01110
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Al "Doc" Olszewski
FEC H2MT02084; 31 Mar 22; Tot $678,064; Dsb $313,268
  Candidate Republican     Mary Brooks Todd
FEC H2MT00112; 31 Mar 22; Tot $167,779; Dsb $60,767
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Ryan K. Zinke
Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican), who was first elected to the U.S. House in 2014 and re-elected in 2016, became Secretary of the Interior in the Trump Administration on 1 March 2017.

FEC H4MT01041; 31 Mar 22; Tot $2,484,819; Dsb $1,272,321
  Candidate Libertarian     John Lamb
  Candidate Independent     Curt Andrew Zygmond, Sr.
?

FEC H2MT02068

No Incumbent - New Seat in 118th Congress / 2020 apportionment - First election in 2022
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
 
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
  Candidate Democratic     former Billings City Council Member Penny Ronning
FEC H2MT02134; 31 Mar 22; Tot $39,021; Dsb $27,212
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Mark Sweeney
6 May 2022: Montana state Senator Mark Sweeney passed away. He remains on the ballot.

FEC H2MT02159; 31 Mar 22; Tot $82,448; Dsb $27,334
  Candidate Democratic     Skylar Williams
FEC H2MT02118; 31 Mar 22; Tot $3,214; Dsb $3,054
  Candidate Republican     Kyle Ray Austin
FEC H2MT02175
  Candidate Republican     James Matthew Boyette
FEC H2MT02142; 31 Mar 22; Tot $2,250; Dsb $4,468
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Matt Rosendale
Member of Congress Rosendale, incumbent in the old CD 1 (At-Large), is a candidate for re-election in the new CD 2.

FEC H4MT00050; 31 Mar 22; Tot $1,368,829; Dsb $595,522
  Candidate Republican     Charles A. Walking Child
FEC H2MT01102
  Candidate Libertarian     Sam Rankin
FEC H0MT00074
  Candidate Libertarian     Roger Roots
  Candidate Libertarian     Samuel Thomas
  Candidate Independent     Gary Buchanan
FEC H2MT02167; 31 Mar 22; Tot $40,573; Dsb $2,839

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Secretary of State  Christi Jacobsen
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Attorney General  Austin Knudsen
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Auditor  Troy Downing
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Elsie Arntzen
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 

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): 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 10 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
  Independent: 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

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
  KPAX TV - CBS - Missoula
  KRTV TV - CBS - Great Falls
  KURL TV - NBC - Billings
  KXLF TV - CBS - Butte
  Laurel Outlook (Weekly)
  Lewistown News-Argus
  Make it Missoula
  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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