Montana Secretary of State

Employer / Organization

Montana

Next Election

Nov 08, 2016

Filing Window

Jan 14, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Description

The Secretary of State for Montana is one of the elected constitutional officers of executive branch of the U.S. state of Montana. The secretary of state is the keeper of the Montana state seal, and also serves on the Montana Board of Land Commissioners, which administers school trust lands.The state Constitution addresses the duties of the secretary of state in Article VI, Section 4: "The secretary of state shall maintain official records of the executive branch and of the acts of the legislature, as provided by law. He shall keep the great seal of the state of Montana and perform any other duties provided by law." The salary for this position is $88,099/year.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Montana Elections and Government Services Division in the Montana Secretary of State’s Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. The required forms include petition signatures if you plan to run as an independent candidate. If you plan to run as a party candidate, please contact your local political party for details on how to run as a party candidate. All candidates should inquire about the campaign finance rules and regulations with the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. 3) Nominating petitions are due to county election administrators for certification of authenticity a week before they due to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division. For 2016 elections, nominating petitions are due to county election administrators on May 31st, 2016. Certified authentic petitions, candidate filing forms and filing fees are due to the Montana Elections and Government Services Division the day before the primary election (June 6th, 2016). The primary election is held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in June. Petition signature requirements vary by office. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Montana Elections and Government Services Division at (406) 444-4732 or visit the Montana Elections and Government Services Division website: http://www.sos.mt.gov/elections/Filing/index.asp.

Submit application to:
Montana Secretary of State, Montana Secretary of State’s Office, Helena, MT, 59620, US