The polls in Ravalli County will be open from 7a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, for the Primary election.

On the ballot, which was printed a few weeks ago, there are quite a few names in the race for U.S. President. Some have dropped out of the race, but they did not make that decision soon enough to be removed from the ballot.

Also on the Presidential column, there is a "No Preference" box in case you don't like any of the candidates.

Besides the bitter battle for U.S. President, there are quite a few state and local elections and issues worth your attention.

On the Republican ballot:

  • Governor - Greg Gianforte is up against Ravalli County's Terry Nelson.
  • State Representative District 85 - Theresa Manzella faces Scott Ralston.
  • County Commission District 2 - Greg Chilcott is running against Jay Blakslee.
  • County Commission District 3 - J.R. Iman against Chris Hoffman. (This will decide the District 3 election, since there is no Democratic candidate in the General election.
  • On the Democratic ballot:

  • Governor - Steve Bullock against Bill McChesney
  • Public Service Commission - District 4 - Gail Gutsche, Mark Sweeney, Lee Tavenner are on the ballot.
  • State Senate District 44 - James R. Olsen is against Lee Tickell.
    The rest of the races are unopposed, and for District Judge, both Jeff Langton and Robert Myers will advance to the November general election.

    On the back of the ballot, Ravalli County voters will decide whether to return to a 3-member county commission or stay with 5. They will also decide if commission terms should be 4 years or 6 years long. And a third question deals with whether all county offices should be elected non-partisan.

    Ravalli County voters will also decide if they want to partially support the Ravalli County Museum with a 1-mill levy.

    Hamilton city voters will ponder whether to continue with the current form of government or adopt a city charter and hire a City Manager.

    The number of absentee ballot is expected to be about even with those who actually go to the polls Tuesday to vote.

    KLYQ 1240 AM Radio will have results as they become available at the County Election Office. We'll post them online and will have reports during the night on the air, along with a wrap-up Wednesday morning on Bitterroot Morning at 7:30 a.m.