Montana Political Parties

Montana Political Parties

Political parties must meet certain statutory requirements in order to nominate candidates for the ballot in Montana. A party automatically qualifies for the ballot if it had a candidate for statewide office in either of the last two general elections who received a total number of votes that was 5 percent or more of the total number of votes cast for the most recent successful candidate for governor.

If a political party does not meet that requirement, it may qualify to nominate its candidates by circulating a petition requesting a primary election. The petition must be in a form prescribed by the Secretary of State and must include an Affidavit of Petition Signature Gatherer. Additional political party information and specific requirements can be found at http://sos.mt.gov/Elections/Filing/Information#Party.  

Please contact the Secretary of State's office at 406-444-5346 or contact Elections and Voter Services at soselections@mt.gov for more information.


Currently Qualified Political Parties

Last updated October 6, 2017

Democratic Party
P.O. Box 802
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 442-9520 
Fax: (406) 442-9534

Libertarian Party
175 Hutton Ranch Road
Suite 103 PMB 170
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 404-6453

Republican Party
P.O. Box 935
Helena, MT 59624
(406) 442-6469
Fax: (406) 442-3293