School Finance

Mail Ballot Elections

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 2:03 pm

Many of you are planning to conduct mail ballot elections in the upcoming school election season. In order to assist you with planning for mail ballot elections, please see attached information at the following links:

1. 2013-School-Mail-Ballot-Election-Dates. School Election materials are on the OPI website here.

The deadline for the Secretary of State's office to receive the mail ballot plan, timetable, and instructions for May 7, 2013 school mail ballot elections is Friday, March 8, 2013.

We encourage you to email your plan, timetable, and instructions to or The option to mail or fax is available, but is not recommended.

2. A link to an updated training presentation on Mail Ballot Elections here.

3. Mail ballot forms are here. (Please note that the timetable for school elections is now incorporated into the regular mail ballot plan, timetable and instructions.)

4. Under 13-1-401, MCA, many special district elections are held annually on the same day as school elections. Please be sure to check whether or not you will need to hold any such special district elections in your county.

For more information, contact Nicole Thuotte, 406-444-4524