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City of Hamilton Municipal General Election Information
  • Mail Ballot Election, Polls will not be open.
  • Ballots will be mailed out October 15, 2021
  • Election Day: November 2, 2021
  • Ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day.
  • Voter Registration Deadline is November 1, 2021 by noon.
  • If you need to register to vote. Go to the Election Office, Ravalli County Administration Building, 215 S 4th Street, Ste C, Hamilton, MT.
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City Council

The City Council Members are elected to four-year terms of office every two years thereby establishing over- lapping terms of office as required by law. They are elected on a non-partisan basis by wards (districts) in which they must reside for the last 60 days prior to the election. The City Council members are the legislative and policy making branch of City government. 

Below are the City Council candidates by Ward.  Click here for a Ward Map.

 Ward I   Ward II    Ward III
Dean Knudsen   Kathy Dexter                             Darwin Ernst
Kristi Bielski    Rod Pogachar    Kenneth E. Allen


The Mayor is elected to a four-year term of office on a city wide, non-partisan basis.  The Mayor is the chief executive officer of the City and the presiding officer of the City Council.  

City Wide
Dominic Farrenkopf (unopposed)


The City Judge is elected to a four-year term in accordance with any and all relevant Montana election statutes. 

City Wide

Your ballot will list Judge Ryan Archibald running unopposed.  Although Mr. Archibald will run unopposed on the ballot, his election results will be moot based on his acceptance of other employment and the subsequent appointment of Judge Royce Allen McCarty.  Judge McCarty will serve until January 2024 and will be subject to election in November 2023.