Category Archives: Elections

County approves purchase of second ballot counting machine

County election officials will have a new counting machine in time for this fall’s election. Since there was no school election this year, the elections office had a cost savings and was in a position to purchase another DS850 counting machine for $126,321. The elections office is using $76,321 that was existing in their reserve fund, plus the $50,000 in

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Six candidates for City Commission; mayor running unopposed

The filing deadline for city races closed 5 p.m. June 17 and there are six candidates for City Commission. meaning no primary election. The general election is┬áNov. 5 The six candidates are: Tracy Houck (incumbent); Terry Thompson; Kim Rodriguez; Jasmine Taylor; Bruce Pollington; and Rick Tryon. Commissioner Bill Bronson’s term is up this year and he has opted not to

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Great Falls’ Casey Schreiner joined candidate field for governor

Casey Schreiner is running for governor. On Tuesday, the Democrat announced his campaign with a video to introduce himself and his family to Montana voters. Schreiner, who was born and raised in Great Falls, is a former science teacher, lifetime union member, husband, and proud father of three young boys. Schreiner is the Minority Leader in the Montana House of

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Houck posts intent to seek relection, has not filed paperwork

Tracy Houck posted on social media over the weekend that she intends to seek re-election for City Commission. As of Monday afternoon, she had not filed the paperwork at the county election office. Houck has not yet responded to The Electric’s question regarding when she’ll file. Few filings so far in city election In her Facebook post, she wrote, “I

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Three candidates file for three GFPS board seats; no election in May

UPDATED April 4 Three three-year terms on the school board are expiring this year. The filing deadline was March 28. Only three people filed so there will not be an election, according to the Cascade County elections office. The three candidates who filed have won by acclamation under state law. The write in deadline was 5 p.m. April 4, but

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Bronson will not seek reelection for City Commission; Kelly will seek reelection as mayor; Houck undecided

City Commissioner Bill Bronson will not be seeking reelection this year. Bronson told The Electric that 2020 is the year he’s planned for some time to wind-down his full-time law practice and start retirement, which will be focusing on other projects. “Winding down the law business and getting involved with some new projects will require much of my time and

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