Election Guide '22

The candidates and issues on Montana's 2022 ballot

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The 2022 election was the first in decades when Montana voters selected not one but two U.S. representatives to advocate for the state's interests in Congress. Also up for the vote was control of the Montana Legislature, two seats on the state's utility regulation board and two seats on the Montana Supreme Court.

The first step for the political hopefuls was the June 7 primary election, where Montana voters chose nominees to represent each of the state's recognized political parties in November general election (independent candidates could qualify for the November ballot if they collected enough signatures). The general election was held the Nov. 8.


U.S. House District 1 (West)

Western Montana representative in Congress. District includes Missoula, Bozeman, Kalispell and Butte.
Nov. 8 general election vote
50%
120,288
46%
112,273
4%
9,307
Count reported by Montana secretary of state as of 11/14/22
MissoulaMiles CityKalispellHavreButteBozemanHelenaBillingsGreat Falls
Republican
June 7 Republican primary vote
42%
35,601
40%
33,927
10%
8,915
6%
4,973
Count reported by Montana secretary of state as of 7/19/22
Each party's winning candidate in the June 7 primary will advance to the Nov. 8 general election.

U.S. House District 2 (East)

Eastern Montana representative in Congress. District includes Billings, Helena, Havre and Miles City.
Nov. 8 general election vote
57%
120,915
22%
46,919
20%
42,911
1%
2,975
Count reported by Montana secretary of state as of 11/14/22
MissoulaMiles CityKalispellHavreButteBozemanHelenaBillingsGreat Falls
Each party's winning candidate in the June 7 primary will advance to the Nov. 8 general election. Independent candidates gather signatures to qualify for the general election ballot.

Public Service Commission District 1

One of five seats on Montana's utility regulation board (three seats are out of cycle). District includes Great Falls and the Hi-Line.
Nov. 8 general election vote
100%
56,063
Count reported by Montana secretary of state as of 11/14/22