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News from the MT Secretary of State

MONTANA — Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced recently that veto polling results from the 68th Legislative Session are available on the Secretary of State Office’s website at:

The Secretary of State’s Office is tasked with polling legislators on bills vetoed by the governor when the legislature is not in session if the bill was approved by two-thirds of the members voting on the final vote on the bill. Once the Secretary of State’s Office receives the bill and the governor’s veto message, the polling process begins.

This week, the Secretary of State’s Office concluded the polling process for each of the qualifying vetoed bills received.

In all, 20 bills qualified for polling of Montana’s 150 legislators, including 11 line-item vetoes in House Bill 5. A total of 4,500 ballots were prepared by the Secretary of State’s Office and delivered to legislators.

“Thank you to our staff involved in the veto polling process these past two months,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “It was a great team effort preparing, delivering, and tallying thousands of ballots, as well as publishing the results for legislators, the media, and the public.”

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