Voting & Elections


The City of Whitefish is a mayor-council type of government, made up of six Council members, one Mayor, and one City Manager. The City Council and Mayor are elected officials voted in by local registered voters who reside within the city limits of Whitefish and serve four-year terms. The Mayor and City Council appoint the City Manager. Three Council members’ terms end December 31, 2021. If you are interested in the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor, City Council or City Manager the Charter (PDF) of the City of Whitefish is a great resource.

Candidacy Interest

Candidates can begin filing for the 2021 Municipal Election on April 22, 2021.  Each candidate is required to file a Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy-Nonpartisan form with the Flathead County Election Department. The deadline to file is June 21, 2021. 

Frequently A & Q

How can I check to see if I am a registered voter?
There are a few ways to check to see if you are registered to vote. You can call the Election Department at 406-758-5535. Or you can visit My Voter Page, enter your First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth. You will see your mailing address, Voting Status, Absentee Status, Precinct #, Senate District #, and House District #. 

Can I track the status of my Absentee/Mail Ballot?
Yes, My Voter Page, not only provides you with your registration information, you will also be able to track: Date Ballot Sent, Ballot Sent To, Date Ballot Received, and Status of Ballot. 

Who do I call if I have questions?
The Election Department can answer your questions. You can call (406)758-5535, or email 

The Flathead County Election Department manages all elections including City, State, National, and School.