June Primary Election results are available on this link to the State of Montana’s web site, or by contacting our office (406-497-6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you need to update your residency or mailing address, or are an inactive voter (did not vote in November 2018), use the Voter Registration Application form to update/reactivate;
If you would like to become an absentee voter, use the Absentee Voter Application; or
If you want to cancel your voter registration in Butte-Silver Bow, use the Cancellation Request.
Mail Ballot Schedule of Events:
|May 26||Close of regular registration|
|Wednesday, May 27||Late Registration begins. Anyone wishing to register MUST appear in person||Courthouse, 155 W. Granite St.|
|10:00 am||Public test of tabulators and ballot marking equipment||Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave.|
|Friday, May 29 10:00 a.m.||Mail Ballot Board begins prepping voted ballots (removing voted ballots from secrecy envelopes)||Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave.|
|Monday, June 1 9:00 a.m.||Tabulation (vote counting) begins. See note below this table||Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave.|
|Tuesday, June 2||No poling places are open.|
|7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.||In-person voting / Ballot replacement||Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave.|
|7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
|Ballot Drop off||Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave or Courthouse, 155 W. Granite St.|
|Tabulation continues||Civic Center, 1340 Harrison Ave|
|Wednesday, June 10 9:00 a.m.||Post-Election Audit||Courthouse, 155 W. Granite, Room 208|
|Thursday, June 11, 4:00 p.m.||Election Canvass, County Commissioners||Courthouse, 155 W, Granite, Room 312|
NOTE: Any person observing the procedures of the count must complete and sign an affirmation stating, "I, _____________, will not dicuss the results of the early counting of votes at any time prior to the closing of the polls on election day," and is subject to 13-35-241, MCA. All observers are expected to observe from the bleacher seating in the main arena only and respect social distancing rules. Political party observers must register with the election administrator or designee prior to participation.
Please contact voter registration/election administration with any other questions or concerns. Our phone number is 406-497-6433 or email email@example.com.
Links to Montana Campaign Regulations
- Montana Rules on Political Signs
- Campaign Finance & Practices for Candidates & Political Committees
- Montana Commissioner of Political Practices
Sample Ballots or Primary Election June 2, 2020
Precinct (all party ballots are included in each precinct):
If you don’t know your precinct, legislative district, or commissioner, you can go to My Voter Page to get that information.
Call, email, or stop by our office to see if you are registered to vote or if you are still on the Absentee ballot list.
Click on this link and fill out the Absentee List Application, return it to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office and we will add you. You may apply to vote absentee through June 1 (Primary election) or November 2 (General election) at noon. After that time, you must vote at the polls on June 2/November 3, 7:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. (Butte and Ramsay precincts; Rocker, Divide, and Melrose precinct polls are open from noon to 8:00 p.m.).
You can use the Change Absentee Ballot Status form to receive an absentee ballot for a specific election, add or remove your name from the annual absentee ballot list, designate someone to pickup your ballot, or request a ballot due to a health emergency.
You can track when we mail your ballot and when we receive and process your ballot with the MVP application which you can download to your phone or computer. This application is available in the right hand column of this page or by going to sos.mt.gov.
My Voter Page (MVP) – There’s an app for that! (Android or Apple) If you would like to know your precinct, your voting status (active or inactive), the status of your absentee ballot, the last time you voted, download this app. Search “my Voter page Montana”. It is also available for your computer.
Montana Voter Forms
Where to Vote
- For primary (June) and general (November) elections, voters living in Rocker, Ramsay, Divide, or Melrose will vote in their respective city. However, for the June 2020 primary, due to the COVID-19 virus, we are conducting a mail ballot election. Voters with questions or problems should contact the Clerk & Recorder’s office.
- In Butte, voting takes place at the Civic Center, normally, but due to the COVID-19 virus, all voting is conducted by mail. Please contact the Clerk & Recorder’s office with questions or problems.
- Voters living outside of the city limits who are unsure what precinct they are in should check with the Clerk & Recorder’s Office to see where they should vote.
- For information on obtaining an absentee ballot or precinct information, please call 406-497-6342.
- Precincts 1 through 22 vote at the Butte Civic Center
- Precincts 19W, 26E and 26W vote in Rocker
- Precincts 27N and 27S vote in Ramsay
- Precinct 28 votes in Divide
- Precinct 29 votes in Melrose
- Civic Center and Ramsay polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
- Rocker, Divide, and Melrose polls open at noon and close at 8 p.m.
2020 INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
Each candidate for office must affirm when filing that they meet (or will meet within constitutional and statutory deadlines) the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and laws of the United States, the State of Montana, and if filing for a local seat, the Charter of Butte-Silver Bow.
Candidates should refer to the Commissioner of Political Practice for candidate financial reporting information and forms to ensure their name appears on the ballot. Candidates should note that ALL financial reporting is done online only, effective October 2019 (formerly forms C1, C1A, C3, C5, etc.).
CANDIDATE FILING FOR STATE OR LOCAL OFFICES
- Begins JANUARY 9, 7:30 a.m. (8:00 am all other days)
- Candidates running for LOCAL offices must file in person using the local Declaration for Candidacy form. Fees must be paid at the time of filing.
- Open offices are: Assessor, Auditor, Chief Executive, City Judge, Clerk & Recorder, Clerk of District Courts, Council of Commissioner Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 12, County Attorney, Coroner, Justice Court #2, Public Administrator, Sheriff, Superintendent of Schools, Treasurer, and 3 seats on the Soil Conservation District.
- People wishing to file as Precinct Committee Person must file by March 9, 5:00. Click this link to download the form.
Candidates filed (updated March 9, 4:43 p.m.)
|Assessor||Dan Fisher (Incumbent)|
|Auditor||Wendy Allen McGrath (Incumbent)|
|Chief Executive||Brendan McDonough|
Dave Palmer (Incumbent)
J. P. Gallagher
Ted A. Deshner
|City Court Judge||Jerome McCarthy (Incumbent)|
|Clerk & Recorder||Linda Sajor-Joyce|
Rachel Roberts Boyd
|Clerk of District Courts||Thomas (Tom) E. Powers (Incumbent)|
|Commissioner, District 3||Hattie Thatcher|
|Commissioner, District 4||Matt Moore|
John Sorich (Incumbent)
Terry L. Schultz
|Commissioner, District 5||Justin Fortune|
Daniel P. Olsen (Incumbent)
|Commissioner, District 6||Mary Booth|
James A. "Jim" Fisher (Incumbent)
|Commissioner, District 8||Norma Duffy|
John O. Riordan
|Commissioner, District 12||Dan Callahan (Incumbent)|
|Coroner||Lori Durkin (Incumbent)|
|County Attorney||Eileen Joyce (Incumbent)|
|Justice Court II Judge||James F Kilmer (Incumbent)|
|Public Administrator||Janice Casarotto (Incumbent)|
|Sheriff||Ed Lester (Incumbent)|
|Superintendent of Schools||Cathy F. Maloney (Incumbent)|
|Treasurer||Lori Baker-Patrick (Incumbent)|
CANDIDATE FILING AND WITHDRAWAL CLOSING DATES
- March 9; 5:00 p.m.
- Map: Butte-Silver Bow County Commissioner Districts
- Map: Butte-Silver Bow Urban Commissioner Districts
- Map: Butte-Silver Bow Urban Voter Precincts
- Map: Butte-Silver Bow County Voter Precincts
- Map: Butte-Silver Bow Voter Precincts and Commissioner Districts
- Address Ranges for Voting Precincts and Commissioner Districts as of March 10, 2017