Tuesday is a day Montana elections officials have dreaded. Two major election cycles coincide and some voter confusion is certain.
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.
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.
The 2013 Legislature ought allow counties’ “permanent” absentee voter lists to really be permanent.
Election workers returned to the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark on Friday morning and resumed counting Yellowstone County ballots.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Montanans who want to vote before Election Day and haven’t yet, can still cast ballots till noon Monday at their county elections office.
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.
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.
Less than a week before Election Day and many Yellowstone County voters have already cast their ballots, according to statistics released Monday.
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.
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.
As of late Monday afternoon, 21,234 Yellowstone County voters had returned absentee ballots, elections administrator Bret Rutherford said.
A record number of Yellowstone County voters are receiving absentee ballots by mail this week as general election voting begins.
HELENA - Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on Montana's reservations.
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…
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.