Category Archives: Elections

Two neighborhood councils meet this week, one is hosting city candidate forum

    Next week Great Falls Neighborhood Councils #5 and #8 will host their monthly meetings. Below is a brief summary of each meeting:  Neighborhood Council 5 is hosting a City Commission candidate forum at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. The City Commission candidates invited to attend are Mayor Bob Kelly,

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City Commission rejects option to cancel mayor, judge races on November ballot

City Commissioners voted during their Aug. 20 meeting to deny the resolution of intent to cancel certain races in the November 2019 election. Those races have less candidates running for the available seats and state law allows a local government to cancel the election and declare winners by acclamation. The resolution would have would have provided notice that the city

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Some city elections could be cancelled due to lack of candidates

Since few people filed for city elected positions, staff is recommending that the City Commission adopt a resolution during the Aug, 20 meeting to give notice of its intention to cancel the Nov. 5 general election for certain officers. State law allows a municipality to cancel a general election if the number of candidates filing is equal or less than

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County approves purchase of second ballot counting machine

County election officials will have a new counting machine in time for this fall’s election. Since there was no school election this year, the elections office had a cost savings and was in a position to purchase another DS850 counting machine for $126,321. The elections office is using $76,321 that was existing in their reserve fund, plus the $50,000 in

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Six candidates for City Commission; mayor running unopposed

The filing deadline for city races closed 5 p.m. June 17 and there are six candidates for City Commission. meaning no primary election. The general election is Nov. 5 The six candidates are: Tracy Houck (incumbent); Terry Thompson; Kim Rodriguez; Jasmine Taylor; Bruce Pollington; and Rick Tryon. Commissioner Bill Bronson’s term is up this year and he has opted not to

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Great Falls’ Casey Schreiner joined candidate field for governor

Casey Schreiner is running for governor. On Tuesday, the Democrat announced his campaign with a video to introduce himself and his family to Montana voters. Schreiner, who was born and raised in Great Falls, is a former science teacher, lifetime union member, husband, and proud father of three young boys. Schreiner is the Minority Leader in the Montana House of

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Houck posts intent to seek relection, has not filed paperwork

Tracy Houck posted on social media over the weekend that she intends to seek re-election for City Commission. As of Monday afternoon, she had not filed the paperwork at the county election office. Houck has not yet responded to The Electric’s question regarding when she’ll file. Few filings so far in city election In her Facebook post, she wrote, “I

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