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Williams calls for mail-in election for June 2 primary

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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, Williams is urging the state to take measures to ensure that all Montanans are able to cast a ballot on or before June 2. A mail-in election allows for in person voting and ballot drop off at county courthouses and satellite offices on tribal reservations.

“It is centrally important that Montana is prepared to carry out our primary elections on June 2. The data shows that coronavirus disproportionately affects some citizens more than others, but we can’t allow it to limit our constitutional right to vote. By enacting a mail-in election, we not only guarantee that every Montanan is heard, but we will ensure that the most vulnerable among us can safely cast a ballot.”

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