Category Archives: Elections

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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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