HELENA, Mont. — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen officially opened the 2022 candidate filing on Thursday morning at 8 a.m., welcoming candidates to the office and wishing them good luck in the upcoming elections.
“Congratulations and best of luck to the candidates filing for office,” Secretary Jacobsen said Thursday morning. “I was a candidate, so I know how the candidates feel today when they’re filing. It’s such a great honor and privilege and I wish all the candidates the absolute best of luck this election season.”
Thursday’s opening day had 81 candidates file for office as of 4 p.m. Of those, 12 filed in person at the Secretary of State’s Office. In 2018, 145 candidates filed on opening day.
Statewide, state district, or Legislative candidates can file online, in person at the Secretary of State’s Office, or by mail or fax (the filing fee must be paid at the time of filing). Local candidates file with the county election office.
The latest results can be seen on the Candidate Filing website at https://app.mt.gov/filing.
For more information about candidate filing and the offices on the 2022 ballot, visit the “File For Office” page on the Montana Secretary of State’s website. Montana’s 2022 Election Calendars are also available online.
Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m. on March 14, 2022.