Montana State Auditor

Employer / Organization

Montana

Next Election

Nov 08, 2016

Filing Window

Jan 14, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Description

The Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor, is an elected state executive position in the Montana state government. The state Constitution addresses the duties of the auditor in Article VI, Section 4: "The superintendent of public instruction and the auditor shall have such duties as are provided by law." The commissioner's website provides an overview of the duties of the office: "The Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, Montana State Auditor, is a criminal justice agency whose primary mission is to protect Montana's consumers through insurance and securities regulation. We work hard everyday to educate and assist the public about the wide range of issues in insurance and securities. We are committed to ensuring fairness, transparency and access in the securities and insurance industries." 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