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

Political parties must meet certain statutory requirements in order to nominate candidates for the ballot in Montana. A party automatically qualifies for the ballot if it had a candidate for statewide office in either of the last two general elections and that candidate received a total number of votes that was 5 percent or more of the total number of votes cast for the successful candidate for governor.

If a political party does not meet that requirement, it may qualify to nominate its candidates by circulating a petition requesting a primary election. The petition must be in a form prescribed by the Secretary of State and must include an Affidavit  of Petition Signature Gatherer.

Please contact the Secretary of State's office at 406-444-5346 or contact the elections division at soselections@mt.gov for more information.

Current as of 12/6/2016

Democratic Party
P.O. Box 802
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 442-9520
Fax: (406) 442-9534

Libertarian Party
P.O. Box 4803
Missoula, MT 59806-4803
(406) 721-9020

Republican Party
P.O. Box 935
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 442-6469
Fax: (406) 442-3293