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{{tnr}}{{pt1}}[[Montana elections, 2015|2015]]{{pt2}}[[Montana elections, 2013|2013]]{{pt3}}'''Montana election information for 2014''' is listed below.
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The '''state of [[Montana]] will hold elections''' in 2014. Below are the dates of note:
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* [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2014 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: '''March 10, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for Primary election: '''May 6, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|Primary date]]: '''June 3, 2014'''
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* Voter registration deadline for General election: '''October 5, 2014'''
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* [[Ballotpedia:Calendar|General election date]]: '''November 4, 2014'''
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==2014 elections==
 
==2014 elections==
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===Races to watch in Montana===
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'''''U.S. Congress'''''
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'''''Montana State Legislature'''''
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::''See also: [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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{{MT SLP 2014}}
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===Elections by type===
 
===Elections by type===
=U.S. Senate=
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014]]''
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=U.S. House=
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2014]]''
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==U.S. Senate elections in Montana==
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::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014]] and [[United States Senate elections, 2014]]''
=State Executives=
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Voters in [[Montana]] '''will elect one member to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate]]''' in the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|election on November 4, 2014]].
::''See also: [[Montana state executive official elections, 2014]]''
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{{Congintro2014
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|Filing deadline=March 10, 2014
=State Senate=
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|Primary date=June 3, 2014
::''See also: [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014]]''
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|Primary=Montana has a mixed primary: Democrats hold an [[Open primary|open primary]], meaning any registered voter can vote in the party's primary, while Republicans hold a [[Closed primary|closed caucus]], restricted to party members.
=State House=
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|Voter registration=''Pending''
::''See also: [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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|State=Montana
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|Incumbent=The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by [[Max Baucus]] (D). Baucus was first elected in 1978. In April 2013, Baucus announced he would not seek re-election in 2014. <ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/23/baucus-to-retire-rather-than-seek-re-election-in-2014/ ''The Washington Post'', "Baucus to retire rather than seek re-election in 2014, strategists say", April 23, 2013]</ref> Montana is one of seven open Senate seats heading into the 2014 elections as of July 2013.  On December 18, 2013, it was announced that Baucus is expected to be nominated as U.S. Ambassador to China.  Should he be appointed before the end of his term, Democratic Governor [[Steve Bullock]] would appoint someone to finish out Baucus' term.  Speculation is that Bullock would appoint Lt. Governor [[John Walsh]], who is running for Baucus' seat in 2014.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/max-baucus-ambassador-china-101300.html ''Politic'', "W.H. to nominate Sen. Max Baucus as next ambassador to China", accessed December 19, 2013]</ref>
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===Candidates===
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{{Cong 2014 cand early}}
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====Democratic====
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*{{bluedot}} [[John Walsh]], Lt. Governor of Montana<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/john-walsh-montana-democrat-election-97779.html ''Politico'', "Democrat Walsh files for Senate in Montana", accessed October 9, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[John Bohlinger]]<ref>[http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/bohlinger-criticizes-baucus-tester-for-early-backing-of-walsh-in/article_0b81fb54-4b39-11e3-9754-0019bb2963f4.html ''Missoulian.com'' "Bohlinger criticizes Baucus, Tester for early backing of Walsh in U.S. Senate race", accessed November 12, 2013]</ref>
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*{{bluedot}} [[Dirk Adams]]<ref>[http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_c17a6871-f85b-558d-a004-c33e8c863006.html ''Billings Gazette,'' "Wilsall rancher/political unknown says he’s running as Democrat for Baucus’ Senate seat", accessed August 16, 2013]</ref>
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[[Brian Schweitzer]], a former [[Governor of Montana]], was widely expected to make a run in 2014 for the [[United States Senate elections, 2014|U.S. Senate seat]] occupied by retiring Democrat [[Max Baucus]]. However, on July 13, 2013, Schweitzer announced that he would not enter the race.<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/brian-schweitzer-senate-2014-94111.html ''Politico'', "Brian Schweitzer move aids GOP in battle for Senate", July 13,2013]</ref>
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[[Denise Juneau]], the [[Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction]], announced on August 5, 2013, that she would not be running for Montana's Senate.
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Stephanie Schriock, the president of Emily’s List and [[Monica Lindeen]], the [[Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor|Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance]] also announced they will not be running in 2014.<ref name=post>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/05/another-democrat-passes-on-montana-senate-race/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post'' "Another Democrat passes on Montana Senate race," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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Other potential Democratic candidates include:
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*{{bluedot}} John Lewis, former aide to Democratic Senator [[Max Baucus]]
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*{{bluedot}} Brian Morris, state Supreme Court Justice
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*{{bluedot}} [[Kendall Van Dyk]], state senator<ref name=post>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/05/another-democrat-passes-on-montana-senate-race/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd ''Washington Post'' "Another Democrat passes on Montana Senate race," Accessed August 6, 2013]</ref>
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====Republican====
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*{{reddot}} [[Steve Daines]]<ref name=politico/>
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Republicans who have been mentioned as possible contenders include:
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*{{reddot}} [[Corey Stapleton]]<ref name=politico/>
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*{{reddot}} [[Champ Edmunds]]<ref name=politico/>
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==U.S. House of Representatives elections in Montana==
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::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2014]] and [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014]]''
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The [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House of Representatives]] elections in [[Montana]] will take place on [[United States Congress elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Voters will '''elect one candidate to serve in the [[U.S. House]]''' from [[Montana's At-Large Congressional District|the state's At-Large Congressional District]].
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|Primary=Montana has a mixed primary: Democrats hold an [[Open primary|open primary]], meaning any registered voter can vote in the party's primary, while Republicans hold a [[Closed primary|closed caucus]], restricted to party members.
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|Incumbent=The incumbent heading into the election is [[Steve Daines]] (R), who was first elected in 2012.
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===Race Background===
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In the 2012 election [[Steve Daines]] secured election by a 10.5% margin of victory. The district has been evaluated as leaning republican, receiving a Partisan Voter Index of from the Cook Political Report. In 2012, the incumbent, [[Denny Rehberg]] chose not to run for re-election so that he could compete for the senate seat up for election. As a result [[Steve Daines]] and Kim Gillian ran against each for the open seat. The district was listed in the [[Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee#Red to Blue|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]]'s "Red to Blue List," which identifies districts that the organization has specifically targeted to flip from Republican to Democratic control.<ref>[http://www.dccc.org/pages/redtoblue ''DCCC,'' "Red to Blue 2012"]</ref> Steven Daines was able to outspend his opponent, Kim Gillian, spending $2,021,596, which is close to twice the  $991,016 she did.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?cycle=2012&id=MT01 ''Open Secrets'' "2012 Race: Montana District 01" Accessed March 2013]</ref>
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===Partisan breakdown===
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from [[Montana]].
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===List of candidates===
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='''State Executives'''=
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==State executive official elections in Montana==
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[[File:StateExecLogo transparent.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Executive Officials]]
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::''See also: [[Montana state executive official elections, 2014]] and [[State executive official elections, 2014]]''
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{{TOC maker|1=State executive official elections in Montana|1.1=Public Service Commissioner}}
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'''Two down ballot state executive positions''' are up for election in the state of [[Montana]] in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.
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===Public Service Commission===
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====Current incumbents====
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{{reddot}} [[Travis Kavulla]]<br>
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{{reddot}} [[Bill Gallagher]]
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='''State Senate'''=
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==State Senate election in Montana==
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[[File:SLP badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Legislatures]]
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::''See also: [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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{{TOC maker|1=State Senate election in Montana|1.1=Majority control|1.2=List of candidates by district}}
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{{MT Senate 2014}}
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the [[Montana State Senate]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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[[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 5|District 5]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 8|District 8]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 11|District 11]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 14|District 14]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 15|District 15]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 20|District 20]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 25|District 25]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 28|District 28]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 29|District 29]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 30|District 30]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 31|District 31]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 32|District 32]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 35|District 35]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 39|District 39]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 440|District 40]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 42|District 42]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 44|District 44]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 48|District 48]] • [[Montana State Senate elections, 2014#District 49|District 49]]
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='''State House'''=
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==State House elections in Montana==
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[[File:SLP badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:State Legislatures]]
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::''See also: [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014]] and [[State legislative elections, 2014]]''
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{{MT House 2014}}
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===Majority control===
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the [[Montana House of Representatives]]:
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===List of candidates by district===
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::''Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.''
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[[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 1|District 1]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 2|District 2]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 3|District 3]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 4|District 4]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 5|District 5]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 6|District 6]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 7|District 7]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 8|District 8]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 9|District 9]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 10|District 10]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 11|District 11]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 12|District 12]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 13|District 13]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 14|District 14]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 15|District 15]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 16|District 16]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 17|District 17]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 18|District 18]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 19|District 19]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 20|District 20]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 21|District 21]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 22|District 22]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 23|District 23]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 24|District 24]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 25|District 25]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 26|District 26]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 27|District 27]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 28|District 28]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 29|District 29]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 30|District 30]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 31|District 31]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 32|District 32]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 33|District 33]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 34|District 34]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 35|District 35]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 36|District 36]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 37|District 37]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 38|District 38]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 39|District 39]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 40|District 40]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 41|District 41]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 42|District 42]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 43|District 43]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 44|District 44]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 45|District 45]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 46|District 46]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 47|District 47]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 48|District 48]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 49|District 49]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 50|District 50]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 51|District 51]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 52|District 52]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 53|District 53]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 54|District 54]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 55|District 55]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 56|District 56]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 57|District 57]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 58|District 58]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 59|District 59]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 60|District 60]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 61|District 61]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 62|District 62]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 63|District 63]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 64|District 64]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 65|District 65]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 66|District 66]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 67|District 67]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 68|District 68]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 69|District 69]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 70|District 70]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 71|District 71]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 72|District 72]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 73|District 73]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 74|District 74]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 75|District 75]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 76|District 76]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 77|District 77]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 78|District 78]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 79|District 79]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 80|District 80]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 81|District 81]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 82|District 82]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 83|District 83]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 84|District 84]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 85|District 85]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 86|District 86]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 87|District 87]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 88|District 88]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 89|District 89]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 90|District 90]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 91|District 91]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 92|District 92]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 93|District 93]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 94|District 94]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 95|District 95]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 96|District 96]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 97|District 97]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 98|District 98]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 99|District 99]] • [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014#District 100|District 100]]
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='''Statewide ballot measures'''=
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[[File:BallotMeasureFinal badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:Ballot measures]]
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==Statewide ballot measure elections in Montana==
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::''See also: [[Montana 2014 ballot measures]] and [[2014 ballot measures]]''
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'''Three ballot measures''' have been certified for the [[2014 ballot measures#Montana|2014 ballot]] in the state of [[Montana]].
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===On the ballot===
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===Potential measures===
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|{{lrss}} || [[Montana Unborn Child Homicide Measure (2014)|Unborn Child Homicide Measure]] || [[Law enforcement on the ballot|Law enforcement]] || Adds "unborn child" to list of homicide offenses || {{nob}}
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|{{lrss}} || [[Montana State Employee Retirement Bill (2014)|State Employee Retirement Bill]] || [[Pension on the ballot|Pensions]] || Places all future state employees on 401(k) retirement plans || {{nob}}
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|{{lrss}} || [[Montana "Sheriffs First" Bill (2014)|"Sheriffs First" Bill]] || [[Law enforcement on the ballot|Law enforcement]] || Requires that federal agents obtain permission from local sheriffs before making arrests or serving warrants || {{nob}}
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='''School boards'''=
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==School board elections in Montana==
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[[File:School Board badge.png|right|200px|link=Portal:School boards and school board elections]]
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::''See also: [[List of school board elections in 2014]] and [[Montana school board elections, 2014]]''
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{{TOC maker|1=School board elections in Montana|2=Elections by date|2.1=November 4, 2014}}
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A total of '''one''' Montana school district among [[Largest school districts in the United States by enrollment|America's largest school districts by enrollment]] will hold elections in 2014. This district features '''three''' seats up for election. [[Billings Public Schools, Montana|Billings Public Schools]] has scheduled elections for November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the district listed below serves 10,562 K-12 students.<ref>[http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/elsi/default.aspx?agree=0 ''National Center for Education Statistics,'' "Elementary/Second Information System," Accessed January 2, 2014]</ref>
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===Elections by date===
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::''Note: Last updated January 1, 2014''
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A total of '''666''' school districts are holding elections for '''2,141''' seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Montana school board elections in chronological order:
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====November 4, 2014====
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* [[Billings Public Schools, Montana|Billings Public Schools]] - ''3 seats''
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==Voting in Montana==
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::''See also: [[Voting in Montana]]''
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[[File:Voting Absentee Early Map.jpg|right]]
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===Important voting information===
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* [[Montana]] has a mixed primary system.  Republicans have a closed caucus, while Democrats have an open primary.
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===Voting absentee===
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::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting by state]]''
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For information about '''eligibility''', '''deadlines''', '''military and overseas voting''' and '''updates to the voting laws in Montana''', please visit our [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|absentee voting by state]] page.
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===Voting early===
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::''See also: [[Early voting]]''
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==Elections Performance Index==
 
==Elections Performance Index==
::See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
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::''See also: [[Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index]]''
 
{{Pew election performance writeup|State=Montana|Rank=10th|Percent=70}}
 
{{Pew election performance writeup|State=Montana|Rank=10th|Percent=70}}
 
 
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1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Montana
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Montana
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Montana

The state of Montana will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
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2014 elections

Races to watch in Montana

U.S. Congress


See also: United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014

The retirement of Sen. Max Baucus gives Republicans a chance for a seat pickup in 2014. However, the announcement that Baucus would not complete his term because of an Obama administration appointment meant that the Democratic governor would have the chance to appoint a Democrat to finish the remainder of the term. Despite this advantage, Republican frontrunner Rep. Steve Daines has notable name recognition and fundraising capabilities.


Montana State Legislature


See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014 and Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.


Elections by type

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1 U.S. Senate elections in Montana
1.1 Candidates

U.S. Senate elections in Montana

See also: United States Senate elections in Montana, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

Voters in Montana will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 10, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Montana has a mixed primary: Democrats hold an open primary, meaning any registered voter can vote in the party's primary, while Republicans hold a closed caucus, restricted to party members.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Montana elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Max Baucus (D). Baucus was first elected in 1978. In April 2013, Baucus announced he would not seek re-election in 2014. [1] Montana is one of seven open Senate seats heading into the 2014 elections as of July 2013. On December 18, 2013, it was announced that Baucus is expected to be nominated as U.S. Ambassador to China. Should he be appointed before the end of his term, Democratic Governor Steve Bullock would appoint someone to finish out Baucus' term. Speculation is that Bullock would appoint Lt. Governor John Walsh, who is running for Baucus' seat in 2014.[2]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Democratic

Brian Schweitzer, a former Governor of Montana, was widely expected to make a run in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by retiring Democrat Max Baucus. However, on July 13, 2013, Schweitzer announced that he would not enter the race.[6]

Denise Juneau, the Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced on August 5, 2013, that she would not be running for Montana's Senate.

Stephanie Schriock, the president of Emily’s List and Monica Lindeen, the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance also announced they will not be running in 2014.[7]

Other potential Democratic candidates include:

  • Democratic Party John Lewis, former aide to Democratic Senator Max Baucus
  • Democratic Party Brian Morris, state Supreme Court Justice

Republican

Republicans who have been mentioned as possible contenders include:

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1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Montana
1.1 Race Background
1.2 Partisan breakdown
1.3 List of candidates

U.S. House of Representatives elections in Montana

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Montana will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect one candidate to serve in the U.S. House from the state's At-Large Congressional District.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 10, 2014
June 3, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Montana has a mixed primary: Democrats hold an open primary, meaning any registered voter can vote in the party's primary, while Republicans hold a closed caucus, restricted to party members.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Montana elections, 2014

Incumbent: The incumbent heading into the election is Steve Daines (R), who was first elected in 2012. Montana has a single at-large congressional district, which makes up the entire state.

Race Background

In the 2012 election Steve Daines secured election by a 10.5% margin of victory. The district has been evaluated as leaning republican, receiving a Partisan Voter Index of from the Cook Political Report. In 2012, the incumbent, Denny Rehberg chose not to run for re-election so that he could compete for the senate seat up for election. As a result Steve Daines and Kim Gillian ran against each for the open seat. The district was listed in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue List," which identifies districts that the organization has specifically targeted to flip from Republican to Democratic control.[8] Steven Daines was able to outspend his opponent, Kim Gillian, spending $2,021,596, which is close to twice the $991,016 she did.[9]

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the one congressional seat from Montana.

Members of the U.S. House from Montana -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 0 Pending
     Republican Party 1 Pending
Total 1 1

List of candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page. General election candidates


June 3, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Declined to run

State executive official elections in Montana

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See also: Montana state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
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1 State executive official elections in Montana
1.1 Public Service Commissioner

Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Montana in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Public Service Commission Travis Kavulla
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2010 Yes
Public Service Commission Bill Gallagher
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2011 No

Public Service Commission

Current incumbents

Republican Party Travis Kavulla
Republican Party Bill Gallagher

State Senate election in Montana

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See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
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1 State Senate election in Montana
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Montana State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for major party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Montana State Senate:

Montana State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 21 Pending
     Republican Party 29 Pending
Total 50 50

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 4District 5District 8District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 17District 20District 23District 25District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 35District 39District 40District 42District 44District 48District 49

State House elections in Montana

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See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014
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1 State House elections in Montana
1.1 Majority control
1.2 List of candidates by district

Elections for the office of Montana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 10, 2014; minor party and independent candidates had until June 2, 2014, to file.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Montana House of Representatives:

Montana House of Representatives
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 39 Pending
     Republican Party 61 Pending
Total 100 100

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Montana

See also: Montana 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Three ballot measures have been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Montana.

On the ballot

November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA State Auditor Renaming Amendment Administration of gov't Renames the position of state auditor to commissioner of securities and insurance
LRSS Late Voter Registration Revision Measure Suffrage Closes late voter registration the Friday before election day

Potential measures

Type Title Subject Description

Not on ballot

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Unborn Child Homicide Measure Law enforcement Adds "unborn child" to list of homicide offenses Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS State Employee Retirement Bill Pensions Places all future state employees on 401(k) retirement plans Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS "Sheriffs First" Bill Law enforcement Requires that federal agents obtain permission from local sheriffs before making arrests or serving warrants Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

School board elections in Montana

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Montana school board elections, 2014
Contents
1 School board elections in Montana
2 Elections by date
2.1 November 4, 2014

A total of one Montana school district among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. This district features three seats up for election. Billings Public Schools has scheduled elections for November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the district listed below serves 10,562 K-12 students.[13]

Elections by date

Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the Montana school board elections in chronological order:

November 4, 2014

Voting in Montana

See also: Voting in Montana
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Important voting information

  • Montana has a mixed primary system. Republicans have a closed caucus, while Democrats have an open primary.
  • As of July 2014, Montana is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Montana, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

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.[14]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Montana ranked 10th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Montana received an overall score of 70%.[15]

See also

References