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Gazette opinion: Why primary ballots arrive on school election day

Tuesday is a day Montana elections officials have dreaded. Two major election cycles coincide and some voter confusion is certain.

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Guest opinion: Register now to get ballot for Nov. 5 local elections

The first time I voted an official ballot was 1973, just two years after 18-year-olds were granted the right to vote. I remember walking into the voting booth and closing the curtain behind me. As I started to mark my ballot, I realized how important it was to never miss an election.

September 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
To vote absentee, re-register now

To vote absentee, re-register now

For the last primary election, several thousand Yellowstone County voters who expected absentee ballots in the mail received nothing. The omission wasn’t by mistake.

February 05, 2013 9:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Bill would stop waste of counties’ time, money

The 2013 Legislature ought allow counties’ “permanent” absentee voter lists to really be permanent.

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Silver Bow, Missoula counties circumvent troubles with ES&S counting machines

Silver Bow, Missoula counties circumvent troubles with ES&S counting machines

The sun had set twice since Election Day and still Yellowstone County workers were counting votes Thursday afternoon on ballot machines that jammed after a couple of dozen ballots. With right around 70,000 voters turning out for the general election, it was the worst possible time for things…

November 08, 2012 8:30 pm Related Loading…
Ballot processing continues at MetraPark; officials look for late-count solutions

Ballot processing continues at MetraPark; officials look for late-count solutions

7:30 a.m.: There's a light at the end of the tunnel for the final vote tally in Yellowstone County from Tuesday's general election, but it could take most of Thursday to get there.

November 07, 2012 5:33 pm Related Loading…
Montana vote: Lines, steady turnout, ballot shortage

Montana vote: Lines, steady turnout, ballot shortage

HELENA — Same-day voters across Montana found themselves standing in long lines, while election officials said voter turnout was steady across the state with several hotly contested races on the ballot.

November 06, 2012 8:57 pm Related Loading…
Election Day? Been there, done that say early voters

Election Day? Been there, done that say early voters

While close counts in the presidential race are expected to produce late-night nail-biters in swing states, Montana’s close race is expected to be for the U.S. Senate between incumbent Democrat Jon Tester and Republican challenger and U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg.

November 06, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Montana’s in mainstream of voter access

Montanans who want to vote before Election Day and haven’t yet, can still cast ballots till noon Monday at their county elections office.

November 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Republicans eye elections process carefully

Republicans eye elections process carefully

The dry run for Yellowstone County’s ballot machines was going flawlessly Friday, as elections administrator Bret Rutherford read aloud six pages of results, line by line. Then Republican Jennifer Olsen caught something.

November 02, 2012 7:00 pm Related Loading…

GOP voters far outnumber Dems in early Wyoming voting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Republicans strongly outnumber Democrats in early voting in Wyoming, reflecting a solid GOP gain and significant Democratic decline in voter registration in the state since the month before the 2008 presidential election.

October 31, 2012 8:10 amLoading…
Absentee ballots pouring in as Election Day nears

Absentee ballots pouring in as Election Day nears

Less than a week before Election Day and many Yellowstone County voters have already cast their ballots, according to statistics released Monday.

October 30, 2012 9:00 pm Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: Help for voters who want facts, not fibs

Gazette opinion: Help for voters who want facts, not fibs

Election Day is still nine days away, but Montanans have been voting for nearly three weeks. And most of us have been tired of political mudslinging and negative ads for many months.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Give ballots only to someone you trust

Give ballots only to someone you trust

The Billings Gazette has received reports of people going door-to-door on the West End offering to take completed absentee ballots to the Yellowstone County Courthouse.

October 25, 2012 3:24 pm Related Loading…
A little less than half of absentee voters return ballots so far

A little less than half of absentee voters return ballots so far

As of late Monday afternoon, 21,234 Yellowstone County voters had returned absentee ballots, elections administrator Bret Rutherford said.

October 22, 2012 4:36 pmLoading…
Yellowstone County voters prefer absentee ballots

Yellowstone County voters prefer absentee ballots

A record number of Yellowstone County voters are receiving absentee ballots by mail this week as general election voting begins.

October 12, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Montana Indians sue over lack of election services

Montana Indians sue over lack of election services

HELENA - Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on Montana's reservations.

October 11, 2012 12:11 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Montana works to protect soldiers’ right to vote

All Montana voters are eligible to cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election upon request. In Yellowstone County alone, around 50,000 voters already have requested absentee ballots, which will be mailed on Oct. 9. That’s the first day that Montanans who didn’t request a mailed ballot can…

September 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Audits show voter fraud nonexistent in Montana

Guest opinion: Audits show voter fraud nonexistent in Montana

Voting is the essence of our Democracy. It is a constitutional right that should never be denied to eligible Montanans, or infringed upon for political gain.

September 09, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

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