The Hamilton City Election is a mail-in election this year and ballots will be sent out to registered voters next week.

This week, October 11, the Bitterroot Valley Chamber of Commerce presents a public forum for the candidates running for office in Hamilton's government.

The candidates will be at school early to "meet and greet" from about 6:15 p.m. until the forum starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium.

The forum will wrap up about 8:30 p.m. and questions will come from the Bitterroot Star, the Ravalli Republic and KLYQ Radio.

Invited to the forum are:

  • Mayoral candidates Travis Martinez and Dominic Farrenkopf
  • Ward 1 candidates Kristi Bielski and Eric Monson
  • Ward 2 candidate Rod Pogachar (Unopposed)
  • Ward 3 candidates Kenneth Bell and Claire Kemp
  • Mail-in ballots will be sent out October 18 and must be returned to the Ravalli County Election office by 8 p.m. November 7th.