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Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

Montana secretary of state files complaint over fake mailers

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch filed a complaint Friday alleging that Stanford University and Dartmouth College researchers broke four laws by sending 100,000 election mailers to voters that appeared to come from the state.

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Election Day voter registration? Referendum could end it

Election Day voter registration? Referendum could end it

MISSOULA — Voters this November will decide if a push aimed at ending Election Day voter registration will become law, a move supporters believe would streamline the process and shorten lines at polling places.

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Candidates disrespect voters when refusing to debate

I noticed an unfortunate item in the newspaper last week. One of Montana’s nominees for Congress is refusing to debate his opponent. This is not good.

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Linda McCulloch: Ballot measure threatens voting rights

Linda McCulloch: Ballot measure threatens voting rights

Women across the state are preparing to vote in the general election on Nov. 4. Current law secures their right — and the right for every voter — to register and cast a ballot through the close of polls on Election Day. It’s a fundamental liberty that should be secured and protected as we ce…

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Still time to register to vote in Tuesday primary

HELENA — Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in most Montana counties.

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Absentee ballots sent out Monday

HELENA — Monday marked the start of early voting for the June 3 primary, as county election officials sent out more than 185,000 mail ballots across the state.

May 05, 2014 11:31 pm

AG’s office revises Charter’s ballot measure statement

HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on Wednesday released a revised “statement of purpose” for an initiative proposed by Charter Communications and struck references to it reversing a 300 percent tax increase.

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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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Judge orders Supreme Court candidate off the ballot

Judge orders Supreme Court candidate off the ballot

HELENA — A district judge on Friday ordered the name of Supreme Court justice candidate Lawrence VanDyke removed from the November ballot because he’s ineligible to run.

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Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana

Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana

HELENA — A Billings businessman has proposed an initiative for the November 2014 ballot that effectively would ban the possession, use, cultivation, trafficking and transportation of marijuana in Montana.

April 18, 2014 6:20 pm

Study: Montana’s election performance ranks 11th best

HELENA — The state received a good and improved grade from a nonprofit group for its overall election performance.

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70 file for election on final day

70 file for election on final day

HELENA — Noisemakers went off at 5 p.m. Monday in Secretary of State Linda McCulloch’s office to mark the deadline for candidates to file for office this year.

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Guest opinion: Why should Montana governor appoint U.S. senator?

With the departure of Max Baucus from the Senate, Montana’s longest-serving statewide elected official is Ed Smith. Never heard of him? Well, we have elected him clerk of our Supreme Court five times. Ed served as chief clerk of the Montana House of Representatives for three legislative sess…

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Public lands trapping ban initiative advances

Public lands trapping ban initiative advances

Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has given backers of an initiative to ban trapping on public lands approval to gather the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot.

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Guest opinion: Let's update Montana voting law with online registration

A bipartisan election commission led by the chief campaign lawyers for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney has made recommendations for making elections run more smoothly across the country.

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139 candidates file for office on 1st day for filing in Montana

139 candidates file for office on 1st day for filing in Montana

HELENA — Montanans seeking election as state legislator or district judge or U.S. representative signed up Thursday to become candidates, on the first day of filing at the Capitol.

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Montana’s 2014 election filings start Thursday

HELENA — What seemed like a sleeper of an off-year election in 2014 — after Montana’s 2012 barn burner races — appears likely to be another lively one.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am
Secretary of State kicks off 2-day literacy conference

Secretary of State kicks off 2-day literacy conference

The Montana State Literacy Conference began with a dramatic re-creation of a children’s book from organizers and a reading by the Montana secretary of state at West High.

October 17, 2013 11:33 am Photos

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The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

Members of the executive board of the Montana State Reading Council perform 'The Day the Crayons Quit' at the opening session of the Montana State Literacy Conference at West High on Thursday.

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Grass Range teacher George Maruska

Grass Range teacher George Maruska

Grass Range teacher George Maruska, left, talks with Lorrie Niles of Barnes & Noble during the Montana State Literacy Conference at West High on Thursday.

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