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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.
2023 City Elections
The 2023 City Election date is November 7, 2023. Currently the Mayor, (3) three City Council members, and the Municipal Judge are up for election. Filing opens at 8:00 a.m. April 20, 2023 and closed at 5:00 p.m. on June 19, 2023. The Flathead County Election Department has provided instructions on how to file for an elected position.
Federal General Elections
The Flathead County Election Department will mail absentee ballots to all registered absentee voters. If you are a registered absentee voter and have not received your ballot, you can track your ballot on My Voter Page.
There will not be a ballot box located at City Hall. A ballot box is only provided at City Hall during City Elections.
There are three (3) options to returning your ballot:
- Mail to the Flathead County Election Department in the return envelope that is provided with your ballot. It is important to follow the instructions that are included in the envelope.
- The Postal Service Recommends you mail your ballot at least one week before the Election Day. (Note: $0.60 postage is required)
- Drop off your ballot at the Flathead County Election Office (THEY HAVE MOVED)
290 B N. Main Street
Kalispell, MT 59901
Mon - Fri/8:00AM -5:00PM
- Day of Election, any of the Polling places (7:00AM-8:00PM). A list of 2022 Polling Places are published on the Election Department website.
If you are not a registered absentee voter, and will not be in town on November 8, 2022, you can vote in-person at the Flathead County Election Department, at the address located above, during business hours.
If you have any questions pertaining to the Federal General Election, visit the Flathead County Election Department website, or call (406)758-5535.
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 email@example.com
The Flathead County Election Department manages all elections including City, State, National, and School.