Important Dates

Date Event Time
First day for candidates to file for office
Last day for candidates to file for office
Deadline for candidates to file a declaration to be a write-in candidate for the primary
Primary absentee ballots sent to military and overseas voters
Close of regular voter registration for primary election
School Election, Rural Fire Distric Election, Water & Sewer District Election, and Big Sky Resort Area Tax District Election
Beginning of late voter registration from primary election - can be done in person at county election's office between now and primary election.
PRIMARY ELECTION
Deadline for petition signatures for statewide ballot issues
General absentee ballots sent to military and overseas voters
Close of regular voter registration for General Election
Beginning of late voter registration - can be done in person at county election's office between now and day of General Election.
Date by which absentee ballots are mailed to voters
GENERAL ELECTION
New Elected Officials Sworn In