Election Day 2020

Daines edges out Bullock to win reelection to U.S. Senate, Gianforte elected to be Montana's next governor

By Beacon Staff
A crowd of voters forms a line inside the Flathead County Election Department on Nov. 3, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

It’s Election Day, and a raft of candidates are nearing the finish line of a contentious campaign season shaped by the coronavirus pandemic.

In Montana, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, and while Flathead County is one of 46 counties in Montana that adopted an all-mail format for the Nov. 3 general election — meaning every active registered voter in Flathead County was sent a ballot by mail this year — residents can still register to vote and fill out their ballots in person until polls close.

Watch our live video updates on the state of the election, what we’re watching and results as they come on Facebook.

Tune in to the live results here.

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Sen. Steve Daines hosts a roundtable discussion with small business owners impacted by Glacier National Park’s closure at a result of the COVID-19 crisis in West Glacier on May 29, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Steve Daines Wins Reelection in U.S. Senate Race

The Associated Press called Montana’s junior senator seat for incumbent Daines

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Rep. Greg Gianforte addresses residents of Lighthouse Christian Home in Kalispell on May 24, 2019.  Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Greg Gianforte Elected Montana’s Next Governor

Win marks first Republican gubernatorial victory for Montana in 16 years

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Voters from a long line extending around the block outside the Flathead County Election Department on Nov. 3, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Local Voters Wait Hours to Register, Cast In-Person Ballots

Majority of county residents voted by mail, but those who needed to register, change addresses or wanted to cast ballots in-person had wait times

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A voter fills out his ballot at the Flathead County Election Department on Nov. 3, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Flathead County Casts Record Number of Votes

Montana also breaks record, was third state to exceed 2016 vote total before Election Day

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A crowd of voters forms a line inside the Flathead County Election Department on Nov. 3, 2020. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

How to Vote on Election Day

Here’s what Flathead County voters need to know about ballot drop-off locations, in-person voting and late registration

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President Donald Trump visited Missoula on Oct. 18, 2018 to campaign for Matt Rosendale and Greg Gianforte. Justin Franz | Flathead Beacon

Montana Voters Pick President, Senate, House Candidates

In-person voting was available in all counties but the number of polling stations was limited in many jurisdictions due to the coronavirus

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