Municipal Elections

MAIL BALLOT ELECTION -- POLLS WILL NOT BE OPEN


MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION

                          


Candidate Filing Opens:  April 22, 2021                                    ELECTION DAY: NOVEMBER 2, 2021
Candidate Filing Deadline:  June 21, 2021                               
                                                                                                  MUNICIPAL CANDIDATE LIST

Last Day to Withdraw Candidacy for General Election:  August 9, 2021
       (Withdrawal of Candidacy Form)                                          

Declared Write-in Candidate Deadline:  August 30, 2021 (must file form with Election Office)

Ballots will be mailed out:
  October 15, 2021
                                 
    
NOTE:  Pursuant to 13-14-115(2)(b), MCA, the election administrator may determine that a primary election for a nonpartisan office need not be held if fewer than three candidates have filed for that office.  The election administrator has determined that a primary election will not be held and the candidates who have filed for the Primary Election will go forward onto the General Election ballot as long as they have complied with filing their campaign finance forms with the Commissioner of Political Practices.
 
If you are interested in filing for any of the positions listed below as a declared write-in, you must complete a Declared Write-In Candidate Filing Form and return the form, along with the filing fee, to the Ravalli County Election Office.  (Note: If you file as a declared write-in, your name will not appear on the official ballot. A voter will have to write your name on the designated write-in line on the official ballot in order for your name to be counted.)

In order to run for Mayor or Council, you have to reside in the district you are running for.  The City Judge has to be a resident of Ravalli County in order to run.
  

CITY OF HAMILTON
Filing Fee:  Mayor = $201, Council = $105, City Judge (unexpired term) = $600
Positions Open:  Mayor, Council Ward 1, Council Ward 2, Council Ward 3, City Judge (unexpired term)

TOWN OF DARBY
Filing Fee:  Mayor = $36, Council = $15
Positions Open:  Mayor, Council Ward 1, Council Ward 2

TOWN OF STEVENSVILLE
Filing Fee:  Mayor = $240, Council = $30
Positions Open:  Mayor, Council Ward 1, Council Ward 2 (full term), Council Ward 2 (unexpired term)

NOTE:  Terms of office are 4 years, with the exception of the Hamilton City Judge (unexpired term), Town of Darby Mayor and the Town of Stevensville Council Ward 2 (unexpired term).  These positions are for a 2-year term and will expire in 2023.