HELENA – A question about whether county officials should be chosen through non-partisan elections will appear on the November ballot.
Lewis and Clark County Commissioners approved the measure Tuesday.
In a non-partisan election, all candidates file for a single primary election.
If enough candidates take part, a primary is held and the top-two finishers move on to the general election.
If fewer candidates file, the primary can be canceled, and all candidates appear on the general election ballot.
Montana lawmakers passed a bill during the 2019 session that made it easier for county commissioners to put the change before voters.
-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News