Start your engines: Election signups begin Thursday

HELENA – It’s a tradition that for some with insatiable political appetites may rank up there with ringing in the new year in Times Square, the running of the bulls in Pamplona or the opening day of baseball season:

Candidate filing for the 2018 elections begins Thursday.

The public may join Secretary of State Corey Stapleton for the ceremonial “opening of the doors” at 8 a.m. Thursday in the front lobby of his office at the state Capitol, 1301 E. 6th Ave.