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Articles with the Tag: Elections

Voters encouraged to register for absentee ballot

News from the Lake County Election Administrator Katie Harding LAKE COUNTY – With COVID-19, the Lake County Election Office is recommendingvoters sign up for an absentee ballot for the Federal Primary Election to be held on June 2. This request is due to social distancing, quarantines and limitati...

Williams calls for mail-in election for June 2 primary

News from Whitney Williams   MISSOULA — As the state monitors the potential spread of COVID-19, candidate for Montana Governor Whitney Williams is calling on the state to hold a mail-in election for the primary in June. In an effort to mitigate the effects of coronavirus on voter turnout...

New lawsuit challenges Montana law restricting Native American voting access

News from the ACLU  MISSOULA —The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and Native American Rights Fund challenged a Montana law that severely restricts Native Americans’ access to the ballot.

 The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Western Native Voice and Montana Native V...

County seeks election judges

By Mary Auld for the Valley Journal  LAKE COUNTY – Election judges are the boots on the ground that keep elections running smoothly. Lake County is recruiting community members for these important positions. “Election judges are on the front line dealing directly with voters,” La...

Criminal justice facilities levy fails

LAKE COUNTY — According to Katie Harding, Lake County election administrator, nearly 45 percent of Lake County voters participated in the special countywide election of the Lake County Criminal Justice-Facilities and Operation Levy. On Jan. 28 election final results were canvassed with 2,446 votes for ...

Guidance for local, state candidates offered

News from Montana’s Credit Unions and the Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association HELENA — Running for office is not an easy feat. No one can predict the range of obstacles candidates may face, but learning from local and national cooperative professionals can guide you to a winning...

New jail levy ballots sent out in mail, due on Jan. 28 New jail levy ballots sent out in mail, due on Jan. 28

POLSON – On Jan. 8, 15,748 mail-in election ballots were sent out. Registered Lake County voters are asked to approve or disapprove of the county commissioner’s levy request for the ability to collect up to $2.5 million annually for 20 years to help finance a proposed new jail and courtroom expan...

Governor continues fight against dark money

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Bullock responded to the decision by Judge Lovell that dismissed a case brought by an out-of-state dark money group challenging his executive order on dark money. “Today’s decision is another chapter in Montana’s pr...

Voters say ‘No’ to Polson School District bond measure

POLSON – Voters in the Polson School District last week rejected a two-bond measure that would have garnered a combined $61 million for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools.  Polson School District Superintendent Rex Weltz said the issues that needed to be addressed have not...

Unofficial results for 2019 Municipal General Election

News from Lake County Election Office LAKE COUNTY – In the city of Polson, for City Commissioner of ward three, a four-year term, Carolyn Pardini received 210 votes and Zoerene Gembala received 72. In the city of Ronan, for City Council member of  ward three, a four-year term, Julie Moore ...


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