Category Archives: Elections

County attorney holds that petition required to send marijuana question to ballot

The Cascade County Attorney’s Office has issued an opinion stating that the County Commissioners cannot place the question on the ballot of whether recreational marijuana sales should be allowed without a petition from citizens. The county attorney’s office sent the opinion to commissioners on May 6 and the commission sent it to The Electric on May 9. In April, a

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Local group wants to end mail ballots, hand count for elections; county officials say system is secure

A group of locals requested to meet with the County Commission to discuss their concerns over election integrity, which ranged from Russian interference, hacking and fraud. Lewis Zanto, a local resident, requested the meeting with commissioners and on April 25, presented his group’s concerns. To address their concerns, Zanto and his group asked that the county eliminate mail ballots and

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School board election results

Updated at 12 p.m. May 4 Preliminary results for the May 3 school board election are below. According to unofficial results, Nathan Reiff, who was appointed to fill the vacancy after the death of former board chair Jan Cahill has been upset by newcomer Paige Turoski. Unofficial results show incumbents Gordon Johnson and Mark Finnicum holding their seats for another

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Ballots for school board election in the mail

Ballots for the May 3 school board election are in the mail in Cascade County. There are four seats are up for election: Three seats that represent both elementary and secondary districts on the board for three years through  May 2025. Anyone interested in these positions must live within the Great Falls Public School District boundary. The positions are currently

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School board candidates take questions; ballots mailed April 18

The Electric hosted a forum with the candidates for school board on April 14. If you missed it, you can watch the video below. Michael Nagel wasn’t able to attend and submitted his responded to the same questions in an email. Those responses are posted below the video. There are four seats are up for election: Three seats that represent

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The Electric hosting school board candidate forum April 14

The Electric is hosting a candidate forum on April 14 with the candidates for the Great Falls Public Schools board of trustees. The forum will be 6-8 p.m. in Room B101 at Great Falls College-MSU. More candidates file for May school board election The forum will also be live streamed on The Electric’s Facebook page. There are four seats are

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County election filing closed, primary set for June 7

Filing for the county elections closed March 14. The primary election is June 7. On the county ballot this year are the county commission seats for District 1, a six-year term, which is currently held by Joe Briggs; and the unexpired term for the District 3 seat, currently held by Don Ryan for the remaining two years. Few candidates have

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More candidates file for May school board election

Filing for school board seats opened in December and closes March 24 for the May 3 ballot. Filing for county elections opens Jan. 13 There are four seats are up for election: Three seats that represent both elementary and secondary districts on the board for three years through  May 2025. Anyone interested in these positions must live within the Great

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Few have filed for county offices; commission candidate deemed ineligible

Update 5 p.m. March 1.  The filing period for federal, state and county primary elections opened Jan. 13. Filing is open through March 14 for the June 7 primary for county seats. On the county ballot this year are the county commission seats for District 1, a six-year term, which is currently held by Joe Briggs; and the unexpired term

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