HELENA – Lewis and Clark County Commissioners approved November voting on whether county officials should be chosen through non-partisan elections on Tuesday.
The question will be on the ballot this November.
In a non-partisan election, all candidates for an office 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 the 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.