Elections and Voting

Elections

Current Roster of Elected Positions 

Election Results

2024School Election Results May 7, 2024

Primary Election June 4, 2024

Proposed State-wide Ballot Issues

Local Ballot Issues

General Election November 5, 2024
2023Walkerville Municipal Election - Official Results
2022Federal Election Results
2021Walkerville Municipal Election
2020Federal Election Results

Candidate Filing Information - Filing begins January 11 through March 11, 2024

2024 Roster of Candidates - (last updated 2/21/2024 )

Election Judge Application 

Training is on March 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 10 am, or 1 pm.  An election judge only needs to attend one of the sessions.  The sessions are approximately one and a half hours.  Training is at the Courthouse (155 W. Granite St, Butte) in Council Chambers (Room 312).  This is required training for anyone who wants to work as an election judge.  If you cannot come to one of these sessions, please let us know and we will try to accommodate your schedule with a different date. Chief Judges will have additional training scheduled later.

Please contact voter registration/election administration with any other questions or concerns.  Our phone number is 406-497-6344 or email clerkrec@bsb.mt.gov.


Links to Montana Campaign Regulations

VOTING

You can find your specific voting information at the Secretary of State's website.  Sample ballots during an active election are also posted there.  Alternately, you can text "vtr portal" to 406-792-7922.

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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.  You can check your status at My Voter Page through the Secretary of State

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.

Montana Voter Forms 

Register to Vote 

Absentee Ballot Application

Federal Post Card Application for absent military and overseas citizens

April 22

If there is a special district election you are eligible for, active voters will be mailed a ballot.  Generally speaking, the Special District elections are mail ballot elections (vote by mail only).  You may receive ballots for more than one district election, typically, could be mailed a ballot for a water/sewer district (if you live one one) AND a ballot for a school election.  BOTH ballots will come from the Clerk & Recorder’s Office.  

April 30

Voters should mail their special purpose district ballots and/or their school district ballots by this date.  Do NOT combine your ballots in the same envelopes.     Each ballot should be mailed separately in order for them to be counted in the proper election.  Voters MAY continue to drop their ballots off at the election office (not the school district) through election day.  These elections are usually mail ballot elections.     If that is the case; polls are not open.

May 7

Election Day for Special Purpose and School Elections.

May 10

PRIMARY election ballots are mailed to active absentee voters.  Montana is an open primary state.  This means voters may vote any party ballot they choose (but only one party ballot).  It may take up to seven days to receive your ballot.  If you do not receive your ballot, check either the voter portal (www.sos.mt.gov), text 406 792-7922 with “Vtr portal”, or call the Clerk & Recorder’s Office (406 497-6342), to see if we have your correct information.  In Butte-Silver Bow, all local races are nonpartisan and appear on all party ballots.  If you no longer wish to be an absentee voter, download or ask us for the Application for Absentee Ballot form and fill out the first section and check the REVERT TO NON-ABSENTEE VOTER checkbox.

May 26

Deadline for mailing back absentee ballots to the election office.  Your ballot MUST reach us by June 4 (8:00 pm) in order to count.  Voters should allow 7 days (we counted 8 because of the Memorial Day holiday) if mailing your ballot back.  Ballots received in our office on June 5 are not counted.

June 4

PRIMARY Election Day.  Poll voters vote at the precinct.  Polling places in Silver Bow County are the Civic Center (7 am to 8 pm), Rocker Fire Hall (noon to 8 pm), Ramsay School (7 am to 8 pm), Divide Grange Hall (noon to 8 pm), and Melrose School (noon to 8 pm).  Poll voters should check their voter confirmation card sent in the fall of 2023 to see what their precinct is.  Redistricting may have changed your precinct and definitely changed your precinct name!  Refer to the information for May 10 to see how you can check your precinct information if you do not have your voter confirmation card.  Late registration and precinct changes are done at the Civic Center only.  Don’t forget to bring your ID!

October 11

GENERAL election ballots are mailed to active absentee voters. All party candidates are on ONE ballot.

October 29

Deadline to mail back absentee ballots to the election office.  Your ballot MUST reach us by November 5 (8:00 pm) in order to count.  Voters should allow 7 days if mailing your ballot back.  Ballots received in our office on November 6 are not counted.  

November 5

GENERAL Election Day.  Polling places in Silver Bow County are the Civic Center (7 am to 8 pm), Rocker Fire Hall (noon to 8 pm), Ramsay School (7 am to 8 pm), Divide Grange Hall (noon to 8 pm), and Melrose School (noon to 8 pm).  Poll voters should check their voter confirmation card sent in the fall of 2023 to see what their new polling place/name is.     Redistricting may have changed your precinct and definitely changed your precinct name!  Refer to the information for May 10 to see how you can check your precinct information if you do not have your voter confirmation card.     Late registration and precinct changes are done at the Civic Center only.  Don’t forget to bring your ID!

Where to Vote

For primary (June) and general (November) elections, voters living in Rocker, Ramsay, Divide, or Melrose will vote in their respective towns.   Voters with questions or problems should contact the Clerk & Recorder’s office. The hours for these polling places are 12 pm- 8 pm.  Depending on the election, Ramsay may be open for voting at 7 am. 

In Butte, voting takes place at Butte Civic Center. Please contact the Clerk & Recorder’s office with questions or problems.

Voters are always welcome to check with the Clerk & Recorder’s Office to see where they should vote, or check their voting status.

For information on obtaining an absentee ballot or precinct information, please call 406-497-6344.

Precincts

In 2023, the legislative redistricting process changed the district boundaries for State House Representatives and Senators.  These boundary changes affected precinct boundaries within Butte-Silver Bow.  Precinct names were also changed to better reflect voters' Commissioner Districts.  The table below shows the new and old precinct names along with current polling place.  The changes were effective March of 2023.  Voters should check their voter confirmation cards issued in November of 2023 or the voter portal to see what districts they are in.

New PrecinctOld Precinct (approx.)Commissioner DistrictPolling Place
1.18E1Civic Center
2.162Civic Center
2.262Civic Center
3.133Civic Center
3.243Civic Center
4.11, 2E, 2W4Civic Center
4.21, 2E4Civic Center
5.126E, 285Rocker
5.226E, 19W5Rocker
5.39E, 9W, 19S, 19W5Civic Center
5.49E, 9N5Civic Center
6.18W, 226Civic Center
6.29W6Civic Center
7.18W, 227Civic Center
8.118, 218Civic Center
8.2188Civic Center
9.116, 19N9Civic Center
9.2169Civic Center
9.319N9Civic Center
10.11710Civic Center
10.214, 1710Civic Center
11.211, 1411Civic Center
11.414, 1711Civic Center
12.12912Melrose Elementary
12.228, 2912Divide Grange Hall
12.326W, 27S12Ramsay Elementary
12.412E, 27N12Ramsay Elementary
12.512E, 12W, 1412Civic Center
12.10N10N12Civic Center
12.10S10S12Civic Center


Voting Hours

  • For the Butte Civic Center, the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
  • Rocker, Ramsay, Divide, and Melrose polls open at noon and close at 8 p.m.  Depending on the election, Ramsay may be open at 7 a.m. for voting.  Check with the County Elections Office.



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