Voting & Elections
The 2020 FEDERAL GENERAL ELECTION will be conducted solely by sending every "Active" Registered voter a ballot as though you are "Absentee". The ONLY polling place that will be open and available will be the Election Department at the South Campus Building (40 11th St. West, Kalispell, MT). Ballots will be mailed October 9th.
Please register to vote, update your address or make sure you are an "Active" voter by completing and sending in a voter registration form. Voter Registration Form Voter Registration Closes October 26, 2020.
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST - To request addition to or removal from the absentee list. Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Flathead County Election Department
40 11th Street West #230
Kalispell, MT 59901
Ballot Drop Off
Ballots can be dropped off at Whitefish City Hall October 9th to November 2nd. During the closure of City Hall to the public, Election Judges will be available in the vestibule on the corner of Second Street and Baker Avenue to collect ballots Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. City Hall is closed Monday, October 12th for Columbus Day. After hours and weekends, ballots can be dropped in the Utility Payment Drop Box, located in the breezeway between City Hall and the Parking Garage (entrance on Baker Avenue). Election Judges will be at City Hall from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day, November 3rd, to collect ballots.
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.
Do I have to mail my ballot?
No, you can drop your ballot off at the Whitefish City Hall:
October 9 - November 2 / 8am-5pm
November 3 (Election Day) / 7am - 8pm
Can I deliver my ballot to the Flathead County Election Department?
Yes. You can deliver your ballot to the Flathead County Election Department Monday - Friday / 8am-5pm. The Flathead County Election Department is providing a Parking Lot Drive Thru on Election Day (11/3/2020) from 7am - 8pm, located at 40 11th St. West, Kalispell.
Who do I call if I have questions?
The Election Department can answer your questions. You can call (406)758-5535, or email email@example.com
The Flathead County Election Department manages all elections including City, State, National, and School.
2019 Municipal Election is nearing. 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. The Mayor and three Council members’ terms end December 31, 2019. 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.
If you or somebody you know is interested in serving on the City Council, the first day to file is April 18, 2019 and the deadline is June 17, 2019. Each candidate is required to file a Declaration for Nomination and Oath of Candidacy-Nonpartisan form (PDF), and C-1-A Statement of Candidate form (PDF) with the Flathead County Election Department