May’s two elections are causing some confusion among voters. Due to previously established laws and regulations, the two elections could not be on the same ballot. The school board vote always takes place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May, which is next week. Voting in this election is exclusively by mail-in ballot. Voters that have not yet mailed in their ballots should drop them off at the Gallatin County Courthouse to ensure they will be received in time.
The congressional vote is on May 25, because Governor Steve Bullock had to set a date 85 to 100 days after the seat was vacated. This is the earliest date possible.
Former Congressman Ryan Zinke is now serving as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
Absentee ballots will be mailed out May first…and voters can change their preferred method of voting at the courthouse.