The Green Papers: Montana 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 4 June 2024
General Election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Thursday 11 January - Monday 11 March 2024 - Filing - Primary .
Tuesday 9 April 2024 - Filing - Primary write-in .
Monday 27 May 2024 - Filing Deadline - Petitions filed with county for Independent/Third/Minor/President .
Monday 3 June 2024 - Filing Deadline - Declaration of Intent for Independent/Third/Minor/President .
Tuesday 4 June 2024 - Primary . Polling hours reportedly 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 10 September 2024 - Filing Deadline - Write-in .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 - General Election . Polling hours reportedly 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(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Helena
 

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Montana State and Local Government

Montana 2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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.

Candidate filing from the Montana Secretary of State.

4 June 2024 primary returns from the Montana Secretary of State Elections and results from a media source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  R. Jon "Jon" Tester
FEC S6MT00162; 15 May 24; Tot $32,834,214; Dsb $23,925,592
  Candidate Republican     Tim Sheehy
FEC S4MT00183; 15 May 24; Tot $10,775,515; Dsb $8,347,783
  Candidate Green     Robert Barb
FEC S4MT00225
  Candidate Green     Michael Downey
FEC S4MT00233
  Candidate Libertarian     Kalispell City Council Member  Sid Daoud
FEC S4MT00241

Class 2 Republican Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Steven "Steve" Daines
FEC S2MT00096

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

Chair up for regular election 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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Busse
for Lieutenant Governor: Raph Graybill
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Greg Gianforte
for Lieutenant Governor: Kristen Juras
  Candidate Libertarian     Kaiser Leib
for Lieutenant Governor: Matt Campbell

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

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

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Republican (1 Renominated, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ryan K. Zinke
First elected: 2014; resigned 1 March 2017 to become Secretary of the Interior in the Cabinet of President Donald J. Trump; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Monica Tranel
FEC H2MT02092; 15 May 24; Tot $2,340,725; Dsb $826,277
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Ryan K. Zinke
FEC H4MT01041; 15 May 24; Tot $5,752,008; Dsb $3,341,562
  Candidate Libertarian     Dennis Hayes
FEC H4MT01090 or H4MT01108

FEC H4MT01090

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Matt Rosendale
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 9 February 2024: Candidate for the Class 1 US Senate in 2024.
15 February 2024: Dropped bid for the US Senate.

8 March 2024: "... I am withdrawing from the House race and will not be seeking office."
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative John Brian Driscoll
FEC H8MT00051
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Troy Downing
FEC H4MT02098; 15 May 24; Tot $1,818,817; Dsb $1,383,494

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Christi Jacobsen
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Jesse James Mullen
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Christi Jacobsen
  Candidate Libertarian     John Lamb

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Austin Knudsen
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Ben Alke
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Austin Knudsen

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Auditor Troy Downing
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - Running for Congress in CD 2.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     John Repke
  Candidate Republican     Public Service Commissioner  James "Jim" Brown

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Elsie Arntzen
First elected: 2016; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - At term limit.
15 August 2023: Candidate for U.S. House CD 2.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Shannon O'Brien
  Candidate Republican     Townsend School District Superintendent  Susie Hedalen
 

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, 8 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 9 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: 4 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
  Commissioner of Political Practices
  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
  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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