Ballots in the mail for June primary election
Ballots are in the mail for the June 5 primary election and voters can expect to receive their ballots as soon as May 11.
The ballots include federal, state and local races.
In Cascade County, the county seats on the ballot are: sheriff; county commission, District 3 seat; clerk and recorder, county attorney, county treasurer, justice of the peace and public administrator.
In Montana, voters don’t register by party and will receive a ballot for all of the parties–Democrat, Republican and Green–and choose one to vote.
Residents still have time to register to vote and can return ballots by mail or in person at the elections office in the Courthouse Annex at 325 2nd Ave. N., Suite 100.
The county elections office will be moving to Exhibition Hall at the Montana Expo Park from May 29-June 5.
The hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 29-June 1; 7 a.m. to noon on June 4 and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 5.
The list of candidates is below. The Electric will be posting candidate questionnaires for the county commission and sheriff candidates this weekend.
Bob Rosipal, Republican
Jesse Slaughter, Democrat
George Kynett, Democrat
Bob Edwards, Democrat, incumbent
County Commission, District 3
Jane Weber, Democrat, incumbent
Dominick Snell, Republican
George Schultz, Republican
Joshua Eli, Republican
Jamie Bailey, Republican, incumbent
Diane Heikkila, Republican
Mary Swenson, Democrat
Justice of the Peace
Mary Jolley and Steve Fagenstrom, both incumbents
Gerald Boland, Democrat, incumbent
Josh Racki, Democrat, incumbent
Clerk and Recorder
Rina Fontana Moore, Democrat, incumbent
The top vote getters from each party will move on to the November ballot, according to the elections office.
There are approximately 47,000 voters in Cascade County, according to the elections office.
The qualifications for most of these officers are candidates must live in Cascade County, be registered voters in the county and be 18 or older. For the commission seat, candidates must live in District 3. For the county attorney, a candidate for the position in counties with more than 30,000 people must have resided in the state for the two years immediately before taking office and have been admitted to the practice of law for at least five years before the date of election or appointment, according to state law.