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Governor:1(Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Census:905,316 (0.32% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2010 Census:994,416 (0.32% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Montana
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 26 May 1864. 13 Stat. 85: previously, part of Idaho Territory
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 8 November 1889 upon Proclamation by President Benjamin Harrison (26 Stat. 1551)
  The 41st state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: WEST
 Region: Intermountain
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 22 February 1889 [25 Stat. 676: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
1st (1889-1973) [Adopted: 17 August 1889 Convention convened, 4 July 1889, Ratified: 1 October 1889 ratified by a vote of 24,676 to 2,274; effective upon Admission, 8 November 1889]
2nd (1973-) [Adopted: 22 March 1972 Convention convened, 17 January 1972, Ratified: 6 June 1972 effective, 1 July 1973]

Executive Branch   All States
Chief Executive
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR; nominated separately from Governor]
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2021 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in any 4-term period
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Elected on a ticket with the Governor.
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024
  Auditor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024
  Superintendent of Public Instruction: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024

Legislative Branch   All States
Upper House
Lower House
  House of Representatives

Judicial Branch   All States
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court

Local Government
  County [Type: Strong, Executive and Legislative: BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS]
   district [Type: None, Executive and Legislative: no associated governmental structure]
Incorporated Municipalities  All States

Key Statewide / Federal Officials  All States
  Montana Officials

Statutory Election Information   All States
General Election   All States
  13-1-104. Times for holding general elections. (1) (a) Except as provided in subsection (1)(b), a general election must be held throughout the state in every even-numbered year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November .... [Montana Code Annotated]
Presidential Primary   All States
  13-10-401. ... a presidential preference primary election will be held on the same day as the primary provided for in 13-1-107 [the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June]. [Montana Code Annotated]
State Primary   All States
  13-1-107. Times for holding primary elections. (1) On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June preceding the general election provided for in 13-1-104(1), a primary election shall be held throughout the state. [Montana Code Annotated]
Polling times   All States
  13-1-106. Time of opening and closing of polls for all elections -- exceptions. (1) Polls must be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., except polling places having fewer than 400 registered electors, which must be open from noon to 8 p.m. .... [Montana Code Annotated]

Links  Links to other web sites
Constitution    All States
Election Authority
  Montana Secretary of State
  Montana Secretary of State Elections
  Montana Democratic Party
  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 - 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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