Voting & Elections

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.

Candidacy Interest

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