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Meagher County, Montana

Contact Us | (406) 547-3612
15 West Main Street - White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645

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Election Calendar For 2017


Election Results



Meagher County Elections Administrator

As part of the Clerk & Recorders Office the Election Administrator is responsible for the administration of federal, state, county, city and special district elections in Meagher County according to federal and state election laws. Meagher County maintains the voter’s registration files for approximately 1305 voters in county. Approximately 15 election judges are needed to work each election.

To vote in Montana, you must:

You cannot vote if:

How to Register to Vote:

Pre Register Online Here

USARegistering to vote in Montana is quick and painless. You can; Visit your local election office on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and complete a registration form.

Fill out a registration form and mail it to the local election office. It must be postmarked at least 30 days before the election. Registration forms are readily available from local election offices, post offices, libraries, and many organizations, businesses, and government agencies.
There is a registration form available in your phone book, or you may use the registration form provided on this Web site.

Fill out a registration form when you apply for or renew your driver's license.

Late registration is available at any time right up through the close of polls on election day, except between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on the day before the election. However, registering early is beneficial to you and to your community. If you're not registered to vote, register as soon as possible! In order to register late you must appear in person at your local county election office.

You may vote only in the precinct in which your residence is located. If you're a student living at school, you can choose whether to register at home or school, but you can't register or vote in both places.

When you fill out your registration form, do not list a post office box as your residence. If you don't have a street address, describe the location of your residence. Use cross streets, for example, or list the section, township, and range.

Once you've registered, you'll get a voter confirmation notice from your local election office verifying your registration and telling you which precinct you vote in.

Registration is generally permanent unless you do not vote in a federal general election and do not respond to confirmation mailings. If you don't vote in a federal general election and do not respond to mailings, your name will be placed on an inactive voter list. If you fail to vote in two federal general elections after the mailings are sent, your name will be removed from the voter rolls. You do need to register again if you change your address or your name.

If your Voter Information Changes…

MTIf your physical and/or mailing address has changed within Meagher County, or you have had a name change, please complete this form with your most current information so that we can update your file.

If you have moved out of the county and wish to cancel your Voter Registration in Meagher County, please complete this form and return it to our office.

If you have any questions, please call the Clerk & Recorder's Office at (406) 547-3612.

Election Calendar for 2015

See Links on the side for current Election Calendar for 2015 (This page currently being updated)

October 6th - Close of regular voter registration (registration cards postmarked by this date and received within 3 days are accepted for regular registration)

Date by which general election absentee ballots must be available for voting

Date by which ballots are mailed to electors on the absentee list.

Deadline for election administrators to mail a general election voter information pamphlet to voters on the active voter list. (One per household)

October 7th -Automark Public Test - Meagher County Courthouse, Commission Chambers 1:00 pm Beginning of late registration

November 3rd Noon – Deadline for election administrator to receive application for absentee ballots.

Noon – Absentee ballots are issued to late registrants up until this time on the day before election; late registrants who submit a registration card after noon must return to the election office on Election Day to receive an absentee ballot.

November 4th - ELECTION DAY – polls are open from 7am – 8pm

November 10th 3:00 pm - Deadline for election administrator to receive Federal Write In Absentee Ballots (FWAB) that were sent by absentee military and overseas electors by 8:00 pm on election day.

November 18th - County Canvass completed – Board declares elected the individuals having received the highest number of votes cast for each county certified office and proclaims the adoption or rejection of county ballot issues.

Within 5 Days - Deadline for unsuccessful general election candidates to apply for a recount, if applicable (after county canvass) Of the Official Canvass

Within 10 DaysDeadline for successful general write-in candidates to file a written Declaration of Acceptance (after county canvass) Of Official Canvass

After State - Certificates of election may be issued to successful candidates as soon as the notification of compliance is received from the Commissioner of Political Practices Canvass          

Sample Ballots

Rural Ballot (Sample)

City Ballot (Sample)

Federal Primary and General Election Filing Deadlines

Filing Deadline

• First day to File - January 09, 2014
• Last day to File - March 16, 2014


• Primary Election - June 03, 2014
• General Election - November 04, 2014
• Declaration for Nomination for County office is available through the Clerk and Recorder's office. Declarations are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2014.

Close of Registration:

• Primary Election - May 5, 2014. Late voter registration begins May 6, 2014.
• General Election - October 6, 2014. Late voter registration begins October 7, 2014.

Filing Fees:

County Office Filing Fee is 0.5% of annual salary: (MCA 13-10-202)
$ 35.60
$7,120.64 annual salary
6 year term
Clerk and Recorder
$ 195.62
$39,124 annual salary
4 year term
County Treasurer
$ 195.62
$39,124 annual salary
4 year term
County Sheriff
$ 195.62
$39,124 annual salary
4 year term
County Attorney
$ 257.13
$51,427 annual salary
4 year term
Justice of the Peace
$ 92.81
$18,562 annual salary
4 year term

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