Local Election News


Missoula elections office makes poll training videos

The Missoula County Elections Office has partnered with the Montana Secretary of State's Office to produce a series of informative election judge training…

Flathead fireworks stands hurting for customers

In the Flathead, some fireworks stand employees said they’ve sold less inventory than ever before.

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Montana health insurers say marketplace rate hikes likely

Health insurers selling individual policies on Montana's Affordable Care Act marketplace say rate increases are likely next year.

Amsterdam Elementary looks to pass bond to expand building

Voters approve bond for Amsterdam School

The votes are in for the Amsterdam School election in Gallatin County, and voters passed a $1.9 million bond.

UM Researchers forecast slower growth in Montana, but with more balanced distribution

UM Researchers forecast slower growth in Montana, but with more balance

Economic researchers with the University of Montana are predicting a slowing of growth in Montana, but with trends that would balance out growth rates…

Roxella 'Rocky' Lyons

Rescue Mission Board stands behind executive charged with assault

Rocky Lyons is accused of assaulting her 15-year-old granddaughter and spent last weekend in jail. After returning to work Monday, Lyons declined to comment on…

Provisional ballots counted to finish election results

Provisional ballots counted to finish election results

Election workers counted provisional ballots Monday afternoon to add to the totals from election night.

Flathead County Dispatch Center

911 referendum still too close to call in Flathead

More ballots have been counted but the gap has narrowed in the decision for or against a 911 levy in Flathead County.

Beaverhead county counts provisional ballots in sheriff race

Beaverhead Co. reports final ballot count for sheriff's race

Late Monday afternoon, the Beaverhead County elections office counted provisional ballots in the race for sheriff, to reveal who won the race.

Powell County throws out hundreds of write-in votes

Powell Co. throws out hundreds of write-in votes

The elections office in Powell County said the race for sheriff stands, after throwing out hundreds of votes because the ballots weren't properly filled out.

Curtis headed back to teach high school

Curtis headed back to teach high school

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis will be headed back to her old job teaching at Butte High School after losing the race to Steve Daines.

Ravalli Co treasurer elect to be sworn in early

Ravalli Co. treasurer-elect to be sworn in early

Republican Dan Whitesitt will oversee the office vacated by ousted appointee Valerie Stamey.

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U.S. Senate Candidates

Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis has been called Montana's most liberal legislator.  Curtis is a one term Montana state legislator. She says her experience as a teacher and her working class roots in Butte will keep her grounded in Washington.

Steve Daines

Steve Daines

Steve Daines has been called the country's most conservative congressman he was first elected in 2012 as Montana's lone U.S. House Representative. Daines says his background in business gives him an edge when it comes to creating jobs.

U.S. House Candidates

john lewis

John Lewis

John Lewis is a the former state director for Montana Sen. Max Baucus.  He's concerned that Montana's public lands might be sold off to pay for a balanced federal budget.

ryan zinke

Ryan Zinke

Republican Ryan Zinke is a former Navy SEAL from Whitefish.  He tells viewers America is in trouble and he has the background to lead us on a track to recovery.

Missoula County Sheriff

(img1)Josh Clark Full Interview 10-15-14

Josh Clark

Last month current Undersheriff Josh Clark launched a write-in campaign. Check out his extended interview.

(img1)TJ McDermott Full Interview 10-15-14

TJ McDermott

Watch the extended interview Democrat and current detective Sgt. TJ McDermott won the primary election in June with just over 50 percent of the vote.

Flathead Co. Commissioner


Phil Mitchell

Mitchell has spent ten years serving the public in Whitefish. He first served on the town's school board and then went on to serve with the Whitefish City Council.


Stacey Schnebel

Schnebel is a newcomer to the political scene but has been active in the community for years.