Election Day Preview

Here's everything you need to know about the Nov. 3 municipal elections in Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls

By Beacon Staff
Election stickers at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. Beacon File Photo

It’s Election Day, and to help you navigate those ballots and perform your civic duty by diving headfirst into that great river of Democracy, or in this case merely dip a toe into one of its tributaries, the Flathead Beacon has compiled previews of municipal elections in Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls.

Visit the Flathead County Election Department for information on voting precincts and municipal elections throughout the Flathead Valley, and check back here for live, up-to-the-minute results after 8 p.m. tonight.


City Hall in downtown Kalispell. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon
City Hall in downtown Kalispell. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Three Council Candidates Vie for Kalispell Ward 3 Seat

As development heats up, pivotal decisions for city council on the horizon

Kalispell features only one contested race for the city council this year in the city’s largest ward.


Whitefish candidates, from left, John Muhlfeld, John Repke, Frank Sweeney, Katie Williams and Richard Hildner, pictured Sept. 30, 2015. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon
Whitefish candidates, from left, John Muhlfeld, John Repke, Frank Sweeney, Katie Williams and Richard Hildner, pictured Sept. 30, 2015. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

Whitefish Council Candidates Square Off for Open Seats

Housing, water quality take center stage in Whitefish city elections

Candidates for Whitefish City Council say a scarcity of affordable housing, the erosion of city-county government relations, a need to foster responsible economic growth, and the deteriorating water quality in Whitefish Lake are among the city’s most pressing issues.


Columbia Falls. Courtesy GravityShots.com
Columbia Falls. Courtesy GravityShots.com

Council Candidates Look to Keep Momentum Going in Columbia Falls

Five people are running for three seats in the upcoming municipal election

All five candidates running for city council are echoing excitement for the community, reflecting the progress of a town that has struggled with high unemployment and few candidates in years past.

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