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Candidate and Committee Training Schedule

Montana Commissioner of Political Practices

As part of an agreement with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices (COPP), the Montana Association of REALTORS® will be hosting a series of FREE campaign finance and reporting workshops for candidates and committees. 

Candidate workshops have been scheduled in Missoula & Kalispell, Bozeman & Butte, Billings, and Helena & Great Falls.  Each workshop is scheduled from 1PM -3PM.  Montana COPP staff will lead the workshop from the primary site while it is video conferenced to the satellite site.  A limited number of video conference registrations are available for those who cannot make it to the physical locations (priority will be given to those in rural areas and a download is required).  Attendance to the physical locations is recommended and preferable.  The COPP is also planning livestreaming the workshops via Facebook and/or twitter.

A committee workshop has been scheduled in Helena on  April 18 from 3PM - 5PM.  Additional video conference registrations will be made available for committees outside of Helena.

Training Documentation
- Candidate Training PowerPoint (PDF Version)
- Committee Training PowerPoint (PDF Version)
- CERS 101: Simple Guidance
- Instructions for CERS as a New User
- CERS: Step-by-Step Instructions

- Fundraiser Reporting Guidance
- Election and Electioneering Guidance
- Independent Expenditure Guidance for Committees
- Independent Expenditure Infographic
- Expenditure Detail Infographic
- Attribution Brochure (Web) (Print)
- Campaign Reporting 101 Brochure (Web) (Print)
- Contribution Limits
- Candidate Forms Guide

- Committee Forms Guide

Schedule

Location Date Time Description

Missoula
Missoula Association of REALTORS®
724 Burlington Ave

Kalispell
Northwest Montana Association of REALTORS®
110 Cooperative Way

Hamilton
Bitterroot Valley Board of REALTORS®
224 N. 4th St.

Video Conference-In*

Wednesday, March 28th 1 PM - 3 PM Free Candidate Workshop + Video Conference (Register HERE)
(Click here for event flyer)

Bozeman
Please note the location has changed to the following:

Gallatin County Building
Community Room - on the Third Floor
311 West Main
 

Butte
Montana Tech
1300 W. Park St., Student Union Building
Upper Level, Big Butte Highlands Room

Video Conference-In*

Wednesday, April 4th 1 PM - 3 PM Free Candidate Workshop + Video Conference (Register HERE)
(Click here for event flyer)

Billings
Billings Association of REALTORS®
2021 Overland Ave.

Video Conference-In*

Wednesday, April 11th 1 PM - 3 PM Free Candidate Workshop + Video Conference (Register HERE)
(Click here for event flyer)

Helena
Auditorium in the DPHHS Building
Lower Level, North Entrance
111 N. Sanders

 

Great Falls
Great Falls Association of REALTORS®
401 13th Ave South

Video Conference-In*

Wednesday, April 18th 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Free Candidate Workshop + Video Conference (Register HERE)
(Click here for event flyer)

Helena
Auditorium in the DPHHS Building
Lower Level, North Entrance
111 N. Sanders

Video Conference-In*

Wednesday, April 18th 3 PM - 5 PM Free Committee Workshop + Video Conference (Register HERE)
(Click here for event flyer)

  *limited Zoom video conference registrations are available.