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Every presidential election year, there’s a twist in Montana voting procedure that causes some voters to miss the primary. It all has to do wi…


With only 10 active voters in Precinct 40.2 in the Independent School District, a secret ballot could be a problem.


The 2017 Legislature ought to make the absentee ballot list permanent. That change in Montana election law would simplify life for voters and …

Billings Ward 5 Council Member Ken Crouch broke his foot campaigning on Halloween.

As of Monday morning, voters in Billings’ Wards 4 and 5 were returning their City Council ballots at a faster clip than their counterparts in …

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Yellowstone County Election Administrator Bret Rutherford looks at voting statistics Monday from his courthouse office.

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Yellowstone County Election Administrator Bret Rutherford and his staff are required to mail letters to 53,000 voters who will be dropped from…


Broadview voters will get a chance to re-do their vote after officials learned that a vacancy on the town commission was omitted from the ballot.

Friday was mailing day at the Yellowstone County Elections Office.

The 10 remaining candidates for Billings City Council have been invited to participate in a candidate forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Ba…

What a difference voting by mail has made in voter participation.

The Yellowstone County election office is closing its courtesy ballot drop-off sites for mail elections because so few people used them.

Yellowstone County voters have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to return their mail ballots in the election on whether approve a levy to fund a jail expa…

Officially, the record shows that 20,000 Yellowstone County residents had already voted by Tuesday. But County Elections Administrator Bret Ru…

Yellowstone County elections workers stuffed and stamped about 50,000 ballots last week, ballots that will go out today ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

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Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted …

The five-candidate race to be the GOP nominee for U.S. House turned out to be the closest congressional contest in Montana’s Primary Election.

Election Day isn't until June 3, but Yellowstone County primary races could already be decided by early absentee voters who have submitted nea…

Voters in Yellowstone County will have a number of contested races to vote on when they receive their mail ballots this week.