Category Archives: Elections

Primary Election 2022: Preliminary results

Polls close at 8 p.m. for the June 7 primary election. The ballot includes multiple county seats, as well as state and federal positions. The preliminary results show that 16,556 ballots were cast. Of those, 12,019 voted a Republican ballot, 4,537 voted a Democratic ballot and none voted a Libertarian ballot. Cascade County races Commission District 1 Joe Briggs (incumbent):

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Marijuana, municipal judge questions likely going to November ballot

Update 12 p.m. May 25 The November ballot will likely include several questions for city voters on the Municipal Court and marijuana. Earlier this spring, City Commissioners voted to have staff develop language for the ballot on whether marijuana businesses should be allowed in the city limits. They are currently prohibited. During their May 17 work session, City Attorney Jeff

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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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