General election ballots were mailed Wednesday to more than 75,000 registered Gallatin County voters, who now will select their local leaders and decide whether to approve various ballot measures.

The 2021 General Election will be conducted by mail only, and polling places will not be open on Nov. 2. All ballots instead must be mailed or dropped off at the Election Office or at the offices of town and city clerks in Belgrade, Manhattan, Three Forks and West Yellowstone by 8 p.m. on Nov. 2.

Late voter registration is open until noon on Monday, Nov. 1, at the county Election Office, 311 W. Main St., Room 210, in Bozeman.

Turn to page A3 to read profiles of candidates running for offices in the west valley, and to page 4A for descriptions of a countywide bond proposal for a new courts building and a proposed ordinance that, if passed, will legalize keeping backyard chickens in the city limits of Belgrade.