Category Archives: Elections

Gianforte appoints new commissioner of political practices

Gov. Greg Gianforte appointed Chris Gallus on Jan. 19 to serve as the next commissioner of political practices. Gallus’ appointment fills the vacancy after Jeff Mangan resigned, effective Dec. 30, 2022. Gallus is a Butte native and graduate of Carroll College and the University of Montana School of Law, according to a release from Gianforte’s office. Gallus has practiced law

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Legislature looking to improve election security

By Elinor Smith | UM Legislative News Service, UM School of Journalism HELENA – The House State Administration Committee heard testimony Jan. 16 on a bill that supporters say would improve the security of Montana’s elections. House Bill 173 would require the manufacturer of vote counting machines to certify they are free of any external communication devices as well as assign felony

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City considering code change for second Municipal Court judge

Voters approved a change to the city charter during the November election and City Commissioners will consider a code amendment to reflect the change during their Dec. 6 meeting. The city has been attempting to add a second Municipal Court judge for several years and it became necessary to amend the city charter to remove the “singular” limitation on the

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Cascade County clerk and recorder election recount completed, Merchant remains winner

The hand recount for the Cascade County clerk and recorders race has been completed and Sandra Merchant is the winner. The recount began at 8 a.m. Nov. 28 after the current clerk and recorder, Rina Fontana Moore, requested the process. In the certified results of the election, Merchant won by 31 votes. County election recount underway Moore requested the recount,

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County approves third-party contract for election recount

County Commissioners voted unanimously to hire third-party consultant to oversee the recount of the clerk and recorders office. Commissioners held a special meeting Nov. 22 after completing the election canvas on Nov. 18 to discuss the contract since they expected Rina Fontana Moore, the current clerk and recorder, to request a recount. County officials preparing for expected recount Once all

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County officials preparing for expected recount

Cascade County Commissioners have scheduled a special meeting for 4 p.m. Nov. 22 to discuss planning for the expected recount in the clerk and recorder’s election. The county canvas board, which typically includes three elected officials, this year included two elected officials and one county staff member from the elections office, met on Nov. 18 to conduct the canvas and

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County clerk race going to recount; officials discussing moving elections office under county commission

The race for Cascade County clerk and recorder is going to a recount. At last count around 4 a.m. Nov. 5, during election night, the race between incumbent Rina Fontana Moore and challenger Sandra Merchant was 20 votes apart. On Nov. 14, election officials processed and counted roughly 100 military and provisional ballots in front of official observers, attorneys and

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