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Western Native Voice

In Montana, we thrive in close-knit communities, sharing connections that enhance our experiences and transcend cultural differences. The work of Western Native Voice exemplifies this unity, empowering Indigenous Montanans to become leaders in our communities and make a difference in our state. While our com...

Updated: How to vote in Montana’s Nov. 8 election

MONTANA — The 2022 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and as absentee ballots have already gone out, odds are that scores of Montanans are already busy filling in their votes. If you’re not registered yet, are planning to vote at the polls, or are still confused about what election laws may or ...

Valley Views

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves. The only way they could do this is by not voting.  —Franklin D. Roosevelt Since midterm elections rarely have the pizazz of a presidential contest, a lot of eligible citizens don’t ...

MT Supreme Court affirms decision enjoining restrictive voting laws

News from Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, Upper Seven Law   HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has upheld an earlier ruling prohibiting Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen from enforcing several election-related bills enacted last year, including House Bill 176, which eliminated election day ...

Ruling says 18-year-olds must be allowed to access their ballots

News from Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, Upper Seven Law BILLINGS — Judge Moses of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court held Wednesday that House Bill 506, which restricts ballot access for voters who turn 18 in the month before Election Day, violates the Montana Constitution. Youth plaintiff groups...

Ruling grants preliminary injunction against voting bills

News from Upper Seven Law HELENA — Following oral argument last month, a court has ruled that the state is prohibited from enforcing several election-related bills enacted last year, including House Bill 506, which restricted newly-18-year-old voters from accessing ballots, House Bill 176, which e...

Mail-in ballots for 2020 General Election to be sent out Oct. 9

LAKE COUNTY – It may seem early to start preparing for the Nov. 3rd General Election, but in Lake County voters can start checking the boxes as early as Oct. 2 at 8 a.m. The process is being done by mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to concerns about spreading the virus and ke...

Voters encouraged to register for absentee ballot

News from Lake County Election Administrator Katie Harding   LAKE COUNTY – With COVID-19, the Lake County Election Office is recommending voters 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 lim...

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