Montana elections, 2012

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Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Montana held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (1 seat) Approveda
State Executives (9 positions) Approveda Preview Article
State Senate (26 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (100 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (5 measures) Approveda Preview Article

2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

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See also: United States Senate elections in Montana, 2012
U.S. Senate, Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJon Tester Incumbent 48.6% 236,123
     Republican Denny Rehberg 44.9% 218,051
     Libertarian Dan Cox 6.6% 31,892
Total Votes 486,066

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2012
Members of the U.S. House from Montana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 0 0
     Republican Party 1 1
Total 1 1
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
At-large Democratic Party Kim Gillan
Republican Party Steve Daines
Libertarian Party David Kaiser
Denny Rehberg Republican Party Steve Daines No

See also: Montana state executive official elections, 2012

There were nine state executive positions up for election.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Bullock and John E. Walsh 48.9% 236,450
     Republican Rick Hill and Jon Sonju 47.3% 228,879
     Libertarian Ron Vandevender and Marc Mulcahy 3.8% 18,160
Total Votes 483,489
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda McCulloch Incumbent 51.4% 245,024
     Republican Brad Johnson 45.1% 214,976
     Libertarian Roger Roots 3.5% 16,622
Total Votes 476,622
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Attorney General of Montana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pam Bucy 46.3% 218,228
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Fox 53.7% 252,916
Total Votes 471,144
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Lindeen Incumbent 53.5% 248,447
     Republican Derek Skees 46.5% 215,743
Total Votes 464,190
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Lindeen Incumbent 53.5% 248,447
     Republican Derek Skees 46.5% 215,743
Total Votes 464,190
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.
Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMonica Lindeen Incumbent 53.5% 248,447
     Republican Derek Skees 46.5% 215,743
Total Votes 464,190
Election Results via Montana Secretary of State.

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Montana State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 22 23
     Republican Party 27 27
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 50 50


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

Montana House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 32 37
     Republican Party 68 63
Total 100 100

See also: Montana 2012 ballot measures

November 6:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS LR-120 Abortion Relating to parental involvement for a minor’s abortion. Approveda
LRSS LR-121 Immigration Would require citizenship proof in order to receive state services. ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRSS LR-122 Healthcare Would allow residents to choose their healthcare insurance plans. Approveda
VR IR-124 Marijuana Would place a legislative repeal of 2004 initiative to a vote, instead of automatic law. Approveda
CISS I-166 Elections Set policy on prohibiting corporate contributions and expenditures in Montana elections. ApprovedaOverturnedot

Eligibility to Vote

Montana

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Montana has a mixed primary system -- Republicans hold a closed caucus and Democrats have an open primary. Voters wishing to vote in the primary had to register by May 6, 2012, which was 30 days before the primary, although late registration was available up through the close of polls on election day.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 28 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 9.[2]

Note: Some states have a voter registration deadline 30 days prior to the election, but because this may fall on a weekend and Columbus Day is on Monday, October 8th, have extended the deadline to October 9, 2012.

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Montana. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[5]

Deadlines

To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the county election office by noon the day prior to the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office before the close of polls on election day.[5]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Montana is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots are made available and ends on the day prior to election day.[6]

See also

References