HELENA, Mont. – Candidate filing is officially under way in Montana.
Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen officially opened Montana’s 2022 candidate filing period on Thursday morning, welcoming candidates to the Capitol to announce their declaration for nomination. Senator Mike Cuffe (SD-1) was the first in-person candidate to file on Thursday morning.
“Congratulations and best of luck to the candidates filing for office,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “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.”
Montana’s 2022 midterms will have two United States Representative seats on the ballot after the U.S. Census Bureau announced its state population data in April. Montana was one of six states to gain at least one U.S. House seat. Montana’s districting commission announced the state’s two congressional districts in November.
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.
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.