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Articles with the Tag: election

Fair elections allow democracy to thrive

Editor,  As of mid-February, Republican legislators in 43 states have proposed over 250 laws that would limit mail, early in-person and Election Day voting. Montana House Bill 176 would end same day voter registration. Under current law, the registration remains open until polls close at 8 p.m. on El...

Polson voters reject resort tax a second time Polson voters reject resort tax a second time

POLSON — An initiative to impose a three-percent resort tax within the city of Polson was resoundingly defeated by a margin of 1,014 to 577. The Lake County Election Office tallied votes Feb. 2 for the mail-in election. The ballot measure, approved by the city commission in October, aimed to raise r...

Polson voters receive ballots for proposed resort tax Polson voters receive ballots for proposed resort tax

POLSON — Ballots were mailed Wednesday to registered Polson voters for a special election on a three percent resort tax. The ballot measure aims to raise revenues to fix the community’s dilapidated streets and related infrastructure, including curbs, sidewalks and storm drains. A percentage of th...

City of Polson resort tax mail ballot election to be held Feb. 2

News from the Lake County Election Office LAKE COUNTY — Notice is hereby given that a City Resort Tax Election will be held on Feb. 2, 2021.  Electors will consider the following: should the City of Polson impose a resort tax in the City of Polson of three percent on the retail value of al...

Congratulations given to election opponent, community thanked

My name is Lisa Pavlock, and I just finished my first campaign for election to the House of Representatives in District 93.  It was a hard-fought race, and although I was deeply saddened not to win, I was grateful for the chance to run to represent the people of Lake County. Upon hearing the results,...

Gianforte names transition chair

News from the office of Governor-elect Greg Gianforte BOZEMAN — Governor-elect Greg Gianforte today named Mike Milburn as chairman of his gubernatorial transition. “I’m excited that Mike Milburn will lead our transition,” Governor-elect Gianforte said. “Mike has the know...

Candidates answer question two weeks before ballot count begins Candidates answer question two weeks before ballot count begins

With Election Day less than two weeks away, the Valley Journal wraps up its coverage with brief profiles of three uncontested local races: District Judge James Manley, who is running unopposed for another six-year term; Republican Greg Hertz, who is running unopposed for Senate District 6, the seat currently...

Kathleen Williams brings Solutions Tour to Polson Kathleen Williams brings Solutions Tour to Polson

POLSON – Democrat Kathleen Williams, a candidate for the state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke to about 45 people at Sacajawea Park in Polson last Monday as part of her statewide Solutions Tour. She’s in a close race against Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale for t...

Senate District 47 candidates share priorities Senate District 47 candidates share priorities

The Valley Journal continues its election coverage with Q&As of candidates for Senate District 47, where incumbent Dan Salomon faces challenges from Democrat Chase Porter Gay (who did not respond to several requests for input) and Libertarian Devin Braaten. The district runs east and south of Polson to t...

Vote by mail affirmed

News from the   Office of Governor Bullock MONTANA – The United States District Court for the District of Montana affirms the decisions by local counties to expand vote by mail and early voting in Montana for the November election. The court’s decision is the first in the country tha...

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