Category Archives: Elections

Bullock gives counties option to do June primary by mail due to COVID-19; Cascade County will do mail ballot

Gov. Steve Bullock issued a directive on March 25 allowing counties to expand mail voting and early voting for the June primary. “This is about protecting Montanans’ right to vote at a time we face unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Bullock said in a release. “Locally elected officials best understand the voting needs of their communities, and taking this

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Few file for county commission, clerk of court seats

The filing deadline for county seats was March 9 and few people filed. One County Commission seat is open. That seat is currently held by Jim Larson, who filed for reelection. He’s running as a Republican. Larson is currently finishing his first six-year term. He’s being challenged by Jim Stone, a union representative and Democrat. The clerk of court seat

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County consolidates two election polling places

Cascade County Commissioners voted unanimously during their Dec. 10 meeting to consolidate two rural polls to Expo Park. The two polling stations, Ulm School and Centreville School, have high numbers of absentee voters and the county is working to remove polling places from schools. The Ulm and Centreville polls were the last remaining polling stations in the county located in

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City Commission candidate forum is Oct. 17 at GFCMSU

The Electric is hosting a City Commission candidate forum on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Great Falls College MSU. All candidates have been invited to participate. The forum will include prepared questions moderated by Jenn Rowell of The Electric and the audience will be able submit questions during the forum. Cherry Creek Radio is planning to

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City candidates took questions at Neighborhood Council forum

Candidates for Great Falls City Commission took questions during a forum hosted by Neighborhood Council 5 on Sept. 16. Candidates who attended were Mayor Bob Kelly, who is running unopposed; and commission candidates Bruce Pollington, Kim Rodriguez, Jasmine Taylor, Terry Thompson and Rick Tryon. Incumbent Tracy Houck did not attend. She told the forum organizers that she had  another engagement.

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Two neighborhood councils meet this week, one is hosting city candidate forum

    Next week Great Falls Neighborhood Councils #5 and #8 will host their monthly meetings. Below is a brief summary of each meeting:  Neighborhood Council 5 is hosting a City Commission candidate forum at the Great Falls Clinic Specialty Center Conference Room, 3000 15th Ave. S. at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. The City Commission candidates invited to attend are Mayor Bob Kelly,

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