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…
HELENA — Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in most Montana counties.
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.
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.
Tuesday is a day Montana elections officials have dreaded. Two major election cycles coincide and some voter confusion is certain.
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.
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.
HELENA — The state received a good and improved grade from a nonprofit group for its overall election performance.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grass Range teacher George Maruska, left, talks with Lorrie Niles of Barnes & Noble during the Montana State Literacy Conference at West High on Thursday.
Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch hands out voter registration cards after speaking at the Montana State Literacy Conference at West High on Thursday morning.
Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch laughs as she reads the children’s book “Chicken Cheeks” to the crowd at the Montana State Literacy Conference at West High on Thursday.
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.