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Madison County office seats

Vacancies and elections

Seats in several Madison County offices will be elected or need to be appointed.

Madison County towns will not have a Special Purpose District election in 2020. The cut-off date to file for an open seat was Feb. 10. None warranted elections. The Madison County Commissioners will appoint the seats. Two Madison County seats will be elected in the 2020 general election. Special Purpose Districts in Madison County are Fire Districts in Virginia City, Alder, Sheridan, Twin Bridges, Jefferson Valley, Harrison, Big Sky and Madison Valley; Ruby Valley Medical Center, Mad-ison Valley Medical Center, Sewer and Water Districts in Alder, Harrison and Big Sky; and Twin Bridges and Sheri-dan/Alder Park Districts.Conservation Districts are also Special Purpose Districts, but they run with the county and state elections. The deadline to enter for the election is March 9. 

Two Madison County seats will be on the primary and general election ballot. Voters in Madison County’s District One, which covers Virginia City, Virginia City Ranches and Shining Mountains areas of Ennis, Alder and Sheridan, will vote on the county commis-sioner seat representing their district. Dan Allhands from Sheridan currently holds the seat. He is the only one that has filed for the position as of press deadline. March 9 is the deadline for all general election seats. Madison County’s Public Administrator seat will be vot-ed on as well. Linda Hamilton held the position several years before being elected twice. It was forgotten that it was an elected seat for an uncertain amount of time. When the mistake was realized, Hamilton was elected and continued her job. No one has filed for the seat.

Madison County’s Board of Commissioners has a vacancy on the Big Sky Transportation Board, the DUI Task Force, the Weed Board, Tax Appeal Board and the Madison Valley Cem-etery District Board. There are two vacancies on the Planning Board, the Public Health Board and the Road Review Board. The Madison County Mental Health Local Advisory Council has three vacancies. Interested individuals can contact the Madison County Commissioners Office to apply and the commissioners will appoint an applicant.

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