Missoula voting 101

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Everything you could possibly need to know about the current Missoula elections, all in one convenient blog post.

Ready? Here we go:

Ballot Logistics
First, if you haven't received your mailed ballot yet, there may be a problem. Call the Elections Office at 258-4751 for help. Don't freak out yet, though. Late registration is available at any time right up through the close of polls on Election Day, which is Nov. 8.

You can mail your ballot back or hand-deliver it to the Elections Office at the Missoula County Fairgrounds — just do so by Nov. 8.

If you want to track your ballot to make sure it's been received, do so here.

Candidate endorsements and interviews
The Indy endorsements came out today and included, for some, a few surprises.

MCAT interviewed most of the candidates. We originally linked to this back in September, but if you're just now wanting to cuddle up and watch 'em, you'll find the full slate organized right here.

Missoula Conservation Voters lists its endorsements here.

I know the Missoula Area Central Labor Council sent out endorsements, but they're not listed online. I received a ward-specific mailing noting the group, at least, endorses Mike O'Herron in Ward Five and recommends a "yes" vote for the ballot referendum.

Missoula County Democrats have their endorsements right here.

The Missoulian doesn't endorse candidates, but did package together a short story, Q&A and bio on each that agreed to meet with them. Rather than list them all (feel free to search around), we'll use them as an alternate link in the next section ...

Candidates, in their own words
Links to each candidate's campaign website

Ward One
Jason Wiener
Mary Seibert (no website, but here's the Missoulian Q&A)

Ward Two
Pam Walzer
Adam Hertz

Cynthia Wolken (running unopposed)

Ward Three
Alex Taft
Sean D. Ives (no website, and declined the Missoulian's requests for an interview)
Paul Bohan (no website, but here's the daily's Q&A)

Ward Four
Lyn Hellegaard
Caitlin Copple

Ward Five
Mike O'Herron
Renee Mitchell (no website, but here's the daily's Q&A)

Ward Six
Ed Childers
Shane Stack (no website, and declined an interview with the daily)
Peggy Miller (no website, but here's her Q&A)

NOTE: We did our best to find all available endorsements and candidate websites. If we missed yours, shoot us an email and we'll add it as soon as possible.

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