Elections and Government Services Administrative Rules of Montana Business Services Notary and Certification Records and Information Management

Candidate filing for major party candidates closed at 5 p.m. on March 10

Write-In Candidate Forms and Filing Information

2014 potential candidates please note: due to the 2013 Redistricting Plan, legislative candidates should carefully check the newly drawn 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.

Candidate Information for 2014 Elections

  • Filing for Independent or Minor Party candidates closed June 2

    Petition signatures for Independent or Minor Party candidates were due to county
    election offices May 27. 

Use the online candidate filing service to file for office and pay the filing fee - available at 8:00 a.m. January 9, 2014; or file in person at the Secretary of State's office or by mail or fax (filing fee must be paid at time of filing). The online service closed March 10, 2014.

Offices on the 2014 Ballot

Candidate Qualifications and Fees

  • United States Senator, 6-year term
  • United States Representative, 2-year term
  • Public Service Commissioner, 4-year term
    • District 1
    • District 5
  • Supreme Court Justice, 8-year term
    • Seat 1
    • Seat 2
  • District Court Judge, 6-year term
    • District 1, Dept. 3            
    • District 7, Dept. 2            
    • District 8, Dept. 4           
    • District 13, Dept. 4         
    • District 13, Dept. 5
    • District 16, Dept. 1* remainder of term
    • District 18, Dept. 2
    • District 20, Dept. 1
    • District 21, Dept. 2
  •  State Senator, 4-year term
    • New 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 and 50

  • State Representative, 2-year term
    • New Districts 1 - 100

Legislative Districts

Detailed information and maps on the new legislative districts are available at the following links:

Political Party Affiliations

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 here.  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 406-444-5346 for more information, or contact the elections division at soselections@mt.gov.


Elections and Government Services 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.