School Elections 2023

  • 2023 Great Falls Public Schools Election Information

    Trustee Resolution Calling for an Election               Montana School Elections Calendar

    Ballots will be mailed between April 13-18, 2023.  Ballots may be returned by mail or in person to the Cascade County Election Office located at 325 2nd Avenue North Great Falls, MT 59401. If sent by mail, please allow enough time for delivery prior to the May 2, 2023 deadline.

    On behalf of the students and staff of Great Falls Public Schools and our Board of Trustees, we encourage you to study the candidates and cast your ballot by May 2nd.

    If you have questions on the ballot, please contact the Cascade County Elections Department at (406) 454-6803.

    Trustee Election

    Three (3) seats are up for election:

    • Three seats that represent both elementary and secondary districts on the board for three years, until May 2026. Anyone interested in these positions must live within the Great Falls Public School District boundary. The positions are currently held by Bill Bronson, Kim Skornogoski, and Amie Thompson.

    Candidates will need to declare their intent for the three-year term.

    Great Falls Public School trustees are unpaid volunteer positions. Trustees are requested to attend an average of three to four monthly meetings that focus on curricula, policy, budget, administrative issues and other topics.

    There are seven trustees on the Great Falls Public School Board. The seven seats represent both the elementary and secondary districts.

    For more information, call Brian Patrick at 406-268-6050.

    Ballots will be sent out between April 13-18 and, in order to be counted, must be received by May 2nd. Ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at the Cascade County Elections Office until May 2nd.  Voters may also vote in person at Expo Park on May 2nd.

    Ballots may be dropped off at the Elections Office at the Courthouse Annex at 325 2nd Ave North on Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm before Election Day.  On Election Day, ballots can be dropped off at the Exhibition Hall at the Montana Expo Park 400 3rd St NW or/and Courthouse Annex from 7:00 am-8:00 pm.

    How To File for Candidacy

    School District Trustee Filing Timeline

    Nominating petitions and candidacy forms will be available on December 8, 2022 for three (3) open seats on the Great Falls Public Schools Board of Trustees whose positions have reached the end of their term.  The election will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

    The Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy for Trustee Candidate Form may be obtained from the Great Falls County Elections Office located at 325 2nd Ave. North # 100 or from the office of Brian Patrick, Director of Business Operations, at the GFPS District Office Building, 1100 4th St. South.

    The form must be filed with the Great Falls County Elections Office at 325 2nd Ave. North # 100, prior to 5:00 p.m., March 23, 2023, to be included on the ballot.

    Candidates must report campaign expenditures to the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices.