Thursday marks the official start to the 2014 election season. State and county election offices are open for filing. We visited the Gallatin County Elections Office and found seven people had already put in their application to run for county elections.
So far, there's only one contested race. Two candidates have applied for a spot on the county commission. Other applications include county auditor, clerk and recorder, justice of the peace, justice court and treasurer.
The only offices with no candidates thus far include school superintendent, county attorney and sheriff.
"Usually there's a rush the first day and then it idles off for a few days and then one or two people come in and file. Usually, there's somebody that will file on the very last day," says Gallatin County Clerk and Recorder Charlotte Mills.
Here's the list of candidates who have put in applications Thursday: Jennifer Blosson for County Auditor, Barb Blum for County Commissioner, Dan Seifert for County Commissioner, Charlotte Mills for Clerk and Recorder/Surveyor, Bryan Adams for Justice of the Peace (Dept. 2), Rick West for Justice Court, and Kimberly Buchanan for Treasurer/Assessor.