Category Archives: Elections

County Commission candidates: Jim Larson

Name: James (Jim) Larson Age: 72 Political affiliation: Republican Occupation: Farmer/rancher Experience: Current County Commissioners, six years What you need to know about Election 2020 in Cascade County Q: Why are you running for county commissioner? A: I am currently serving as Commissioner. I enjoy serving the citizens of Cascade County and feel there is still unfinished work to be

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What you need to know about Election 2020 in Cascade County

When is Election Day? Nov. 3, 2020 When will ballots be mailed? Ballots will be mailed to active and provisionally registered voters beginning Oct. 9. Return postage is prepaid. You don’t need to add any postage to the return envelope if you return your ballot by mail. Ballots will continue to be mailed daily as new requests are processed. Within

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Court strikes down ballot harvesting law

The Montana Thirteenth Judicial District Court in Yellowstone County struck down a state law that prohibited anyone from collecting more than six ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana and Native American Rights Fund filed the case, arguing that it restricted the right to vote for Native American voters living on rural reservations. Western Native Voice v. Stapleton,

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Cascade County opts for mail election for November

Cascade County Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 18 to conduct the November general election by mail ballot. In-person voting will still be available and ballots will only be mailed to active registered voters in the county. Residents can register to vote up until election day either at the county elections office in the Courthouse Annex at 325 2nd Avenue North. Election

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Cascade County considering mail ballot for November election during Aug. 18 special meeting

During a special meeting Aug. 18, County Commissioners will consider a mail ballot election for the November general election. Cascade County Election Administrator Rina Moore wrote that she has “determined that a mail ballot election is the most economically and administratively feasible way of conducting the election.” On Aug. 6, Gov. Steve Bullock issued executive orders allowing counties to expand

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Candidate petitions court to invalidate, rerun election for flood district seat

A petition has been filed in District Court calling for a special election for a commissioner seat on the West Side Flood Control and Drainage District. The election was on the May 5 ballot and incumbent Nicky Putnam was seeking reelection. She was unseated by Scott Lankford by 29 votes. In her complaint, Putnam alleges that election was invalid because ballots

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School levy approved for Great Falls

The operational school levy has passed by nearly 2,000 votes. The unofficial results show that 10,795 voted in favor of the $1.75 million operational levy and 8,893 voted against. By the end of the night, 20,426 ballots had been counted, but the results are still considered unofficial until elections officials conduct their canvas with the school district. There are a

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