A special election is being held in Montana on May 25 to fill a vacant seat in the House of Representatives.
On what date would the winner take office?
I haven't seen this information in any news articles about the election.
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The winner will take office once the vote is certified, according to Montana's state law.
(4) (a) (i) The governor may make a temporary appointment to fill a vacancy until the election to fill the vacancy is held.
(ii) (A) If the vacancy is subject to the provisions of subsection (3)(b), the governor may make a temporary appointment until the results of the regularly scheduled general election are certified.