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Candidate Filing
Opens at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024.
Closes at 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2024.

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Office District(s)

United States Representative

2-year term

#1, #2 (District boundaries have been designated by the Districting and Apportionment Committee)

Public Service Commissioner

4-year term

#1, #5

PSC Litigation update: The Federal District Court ruled on 3/8/22 in the case of Brown v. Jacobsen (CV 21–92–H–PJW–DWM–BMM). The order enjoined the 2003 Commission map and ordered a temporary map included in the federal court decision to certify candidates in District 1 and 5 for the 2022 election. The temporary map has Glacier, Pondera, and Musselshell County in PSC District 1 and Deer Lodge County in District 4. Candidates who have filed or considering filing for PSC District #1 or #5 should verify their eligibility with the new district boundaries. Note, the temporary map expires upon legislative adoption of new districts by regular or special session.

Supreme Court Justice

8-year term

#1, #2

District Court Judge

6-year term

 District 1, Dept 4 

District 4, Dept 4

District 8, Dept 1 (Unexpired) 

District 11, Dept 4 

District 11, Dept 5 

District 13, Dept 4 (Unexpired) 

District 13, Dept 6 

District 18, Dept 1 (Unexpired) 

District 18, Dept 4 (Unexpired) 

District 19, Dept 1 

District 21, Dept. 1 

State Senator

4-year term

Districts: 1,4,5,8,9,11,12,13,14,19,20,22,24,27,29,30,32,33,34,41,42,43,48,49,50
State Senator
Unexpired term
15, 39

State Representative

2-year term

Districts 1-100

For detailed legislative district maps for elections held from 2014-2032, please follow the links below:

2024 potential candidates please note: due to the 2023 Redistricting plan, legislative candidates should carefully check the House or Senate District boundaries to determine that you meet candidacy or office qualifications.

Each candidate for office must affirm when they file their candidate filing form that they meet (or will meet within constitutional and statutory deadlines) the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S. and the State of Montana.

If you are interested in running as a candidate for one of Montana’s qualified political parties, check the status of parties currently qualified for the ballot at

If you are interested in running as a write-in candidate, independent or as a representative of a party that has not qualified for the ballot in Montana, please visit Forms and Filing Information or contact the Secretary of State’s office at 406-444-9608 for more information, or contact the Elections and Voter Services division at [email protected].

The Elections and Voter Services Division is not responsible for campaign or lobbying issues. A separate agency, the Commissioner of Political Practices, has jurisdiction over campaign finance and campaign issues. The commissioner also monitors and enforces laws relating to lobbying disclosure and ethical standards of conduct for legislators, public officers, and state employees.

Candidate filing will open at 8:00 a.m. on January 9, 2020 and closes at 5 p.m. on March 9, 2020.  Statewide, State District, or Legislative candidates can file online, in person at the Secretary of State’s office, or by mail or fax (filing fee must be paid at time of filing).  Local candidates file with the county election office.

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