Category Archives: Elections

Judge invalidates drainage district election, county will redo election for that seat

The election for a commissioner seat on the West Side Flood Control and Drainage District is getting a redo. A special election has been set for March 16 for that seat after District Court Judge Elizabeth Best declared the election in valid in a late December order and ordered the county to redo the election within 85 days. The county

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Election Day updates in Cascade County

Updated at 3:15 a.m. Voter turnout is high in Cascade County and many people are still registering to vote today, according to elections officials. At 3:15 p.m., updated results were printed with 40,353 ballots counted, which is all ballots for Cascade County other than 100 or fewer that need to be hand counted, according to county elections officials. Preliminary results

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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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