Category Archives: Elections

City offices closed for Election Day; commission meeting moved to Wednesday

City of Great Falls offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Election Day. The Great Falls Public Library and the Great Falls Animal Shelter will also be closed. There will be no changes to the residential or commercial sanitation collection schedule next week. The Natatorium will be open for their normal operating hours, which are 6 a.m. to 8

Read more

Ballot initiative would prevent ballot harvesting, elections offices have safeguards in place to prevent fraud

County elections officials have processed 8,082 ballots as of Friday afternoon of the 33,008 that were mailed. Those ballots include a measure that, if approved, would prohibit ballot harvesting, or the collection of multiple ballots. Proponents of the measure argue it would limit voter fraud, but opponents say the law would create barriers and is an attempt to solve a

Read more

AUDIO: County candidate forum

Ballots were mailed Friday and most voters should have received one by now. The audio from The Electric’s Oct. 9 candidate forum is here, thanks to Star Radio. Thanks to everyone who attended and submitted questions. Jane Weber and Josh Eli participated as candidates for county commissioner and Bob Rosipal participated as a candidate for sheriff/coroner. Jesse Slaughter did not

Read more

Mail only elections supported by Cascade County officials

Local officials are continuing to support mail ballot voting. Elections officials statewide have been pursuing mail ballots for roughly 30 years and it was included as a legislative issue affecting the City of Great Falls and Cascade County during a late August forum with area lawmakers. Such a change would require legislative action. In Cascade County, turnout is high with

Read more

Forum on legislative impacts to local government set for Aug. 28

Great Falls Rising is hosting a forum on Aug. 28 with city and county commissioners on local issues and how state legislative decisions impact local government. All three Cascade County Commissioners have committed to attend, and as of Tuesday, four of the five City Commissioners had committed. Commissioner Tracy Houck was attempting to adjust her schedule so she could attend.

Read more

Commission approves resolution establishing Great Falls park district

City Commissioners approved a resolution to create the city’s first park district during Tuesday’s meeting. The park district was approved on the May 8 ballot and certified by the Montana Secretary of State. County attorney affirms lawfulness of park district ballot language; vote certified by Secretary of State Under Montana rules, the resolution can be challenged in district court within

Read more

It’s primary day in Great Falls and there’s still time to vote

It’s primary election day in Montana and here’s what you need to know. The Cascade County Elections Office has moved to Exhibition Hall at Montana Expo Park and will be open until polls close at 8 p.m. today. You can still register to vote today. Here’s our questionnaires with local candidates for County Commission, sheriff and treasurer. Commission Cascade County

Read more

County attorney affirms lawfulness of park district ballot language; vote certified by Secretary of State

An area resident filed a complaint with the Cascade County Attorney’s Office alleging that the recently approved Great Falls park district vote was conducted unlawfully. It wasn’t, according to state law and Cascade County Attorney Josh Racki. The ballot simply read “Shall the proposition to organize Great Falls Park District Number 1 be adopted?” Voters could respond yes or no.

Read more
« Older Entries