Filing for Primary Elections

Federal Primary Election June 5, 2018

  • Candidate Filing Opens:  January 11, 2018
  • Candidate Filing Closes:  March 12, 2018

             STATE OFFICE FILING FORM                                   CAMPAIGN FINANCE FORMS


Filing Fees

County Offices (Four Year Terms) Filing Fee
Clerk & Recorder / Election Administrator / Supt. of Schools $272
County Attorney / Auditor $505
County Commissioner $272
Public Administrator $10
Treasurer / Assessor / Surveyor $272
Justice of the Peace (Dept. 1 and Dept. 2) $272
Sheriff / Coroner $294
**Fees for State Offices will vary.  For a list of state offices and fees click here.

Where to File for Office

County Office filing forms are to be filed with the County Election Office, 215 South 4th Street, Suite C; Hamilton, MT.  If you are running for a state office, file your form with the Secretary of State's Office, PO Box 202801, Helena, MT 59620.

Campaign Finance Forms

Statement of Candidate forms must be filed with the Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP) within five (5) days of filing for office.  Campaign finance forms can be obtained from the COPP.  Any questions regarding campaign finances shall be directed to the COPP at (406) 444-2942.

Additional Filing Information

If you plan on filing as an Independent candidate, please contact the election office at (406) 375-6550 for details.

For more information on running for state offices, please contact the Secretary of State's Office at (406) 444-2034 or toll free at (888) 884-8683.