Congressional race ends Thursday; don’t forget to vote

By: 
News-Argus Staff

Thursday, May 25 is the date for Montana’s special election to fill its open congressional seat. Fergus County Clerk and Recorder Rana Wichman wants to remind residents they can vote at their regular polling places, or, for those voting early, they can vote at her office on the second floor of the courthouse.

“This is a little different than our normal elections because it falls on the Thursday before a major holiday rather than on a Tuesday, as we are all used to,” Wichman said. The date of the special election was chosen by Governor Steve Bullock.

Three candidates are running to represent Montana in the U.S. House of Representatives: Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist and Libertarian Mark Wicks.

Polls in Fergus County will be open from 7 a.m. to  8 p.m., except in Roy, where polls are open from noon to 8 p.m.

Judith Basin County voters can also vote at their normal polling places, according to Sally Murphy, deputy clerk and recorder. Polls will be open at Geyser and Rainsford from noon to 8 p.m., and in Stanford and Hobson from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters casting early ballots can do so at Murphy’s office.

Petroleum County voters will cast ballots at their regular polling place, open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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