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.

[Democrat Sample Ballot]

[Republican Sample Ballot]

[Green Sample Ballot]

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

Rosipal files to run for Cascade County sheriff 

Jesse Slaughter, Democrat

GFPD officer running for sheriff

George Kynett, Democrat

Kynett files in Cascade County sheriff’s race

Bob Edwards, Democrat, incumbent

Bob Edwards intends to seek a third term as Cascade County sheriff, faces three other candidates

County Commission, District 3

Jane Weber, Democrat, incumbent

Challenger files for county commission seat

Dominick Snell, Republican

George Schultz, Republican

Joshua Eli, Republican


Jamie Bailey, Republican, incumbent

County treasurer race now contested; third sheriff candidate filing Thursday

Diane Heikkila, Republican

Mary Swenson, Democrat

Justice of the Peace

Mary Jolley and Steve Fagenstrom, both incumbents

Public Administrator

Gerald Boland, Democrat, incumbent

Joe Trainer

County Attorney

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.