HELENA, Mont. — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen says nearly 200 candidate filings have been processed by the Secretary of State’s Office as of 4 p.m. on Friday, January 19th.
“Our office is honored to serve these candidates in this important step toward becoming an elected official in our great state,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Thank you and good luck to every candidate who has stepped up to represent their community.”
More than 100 candidates filed for office on the opening day, January 11th. To date, filings range from the races for U.S. Senate to the Montana Supreme Court to the state legislature. Two candidates have filed for United States Senator and one has entered the race for Montana’s U.S. Representative seat on the ballot.
Through the first nine days, one candidate each has filed for Montana’s Attorney General and State Auditor races. Montana’s Clerk of the Supreme Court race also has one filing to date, while two Supreme Court Justice candidates have filed.
As of Friday afternoon, 153 legislative filings were processed – 121 State Representative filings and 32 for the State Senate races. Nine of the Senate races have at least two candidates, while 31 of the State House races have two or more candidates who have filed.
Two Public Service Commission races have candidates, and more than two dozen District Court Judge candidate filings have been processed.
The latest results for candidates filing with the Secretary of State’s Office can be found on the 2024 Candidate Filings website. Local candidates file with the county election office.
Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m. on March 11, 2024.