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Voter Registration

League of Women Voters runs down ballot issues

Long known for its zeal for helping people register to vote, the League of Women Voters of Billings heard a presentation Thursday on a legislative referral that would ban residents from registering and voting on the same day.

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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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Supreme Court allows voter registration referendum

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a legislative referendum to end Election Day voter registration can appear on the November ballot.

February 05, 2014 2:50 pmLoading…

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.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Guest opinion: 30-day registration cutoff would keep many Montanans from voting

Western Native Voice has watched House Bill 30, short title "An Act Revising the Close of Late Voter Registration" with growing alarm.

March 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Referendum on superintendent law gets OK

CHEYENNE — Opponents of a new state law that changed the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction can begin collecting signatures in their effort to repeal it.

March 08, 2013 5:57 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Protect your voting rights: Tell lawmakers to defend election laws

With the 63rd legislative session in full swing, it is important to remind your local legislators that you enjoy your right to vote — and that you elected them to office under Montana’s current election laws.

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Wyoming voter ID bill pulled from consideration

Wyoming voter ID bill pulled from consideration

CHEYENNE — A proposal requiring Wyoming voters to show a valid photo identification card to cast their ballot has been pulled from consideration at the state Capitol.

January 30, 2013 7:38 am Related Loading…
Big turnout against bill to end Election Day voter registration

Big turnout against bill to end Election Day voter registration

HELENA — A bill to end voter registration on the Friday before Election Day drew widespread opposition Monday from the state’s chief election official and groups representing Indians, disabled people, women, seniors, union members and others.

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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.

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In Montana, voting is very inclusive

Election Day is really a misnomer, considering more than 50,000 voters in Yellowstone County have already cast their ballots since early voting began Oct. 9. But for those voting in person Tuesday, the final day of the 26-day voting period, here are a few tips. Polling locations have changed…

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Gazette opinion: Be an American whose opinion counts: Vote

On Election Day, community newspapers across America encourage readers to vote. What if instead somebody — or even your government — said you couldn’t vote?

November 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Wyoming voter registration deadline Oct. 22

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.

October 17, 2012 8:44 amLoading…
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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Voter registration ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday; absentee ballots to be mailed

Voter registration ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday; absentee ballots to be mailed

Montanans have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to register to vote in November's 2012 general election.

October 08, 2012 8:05 am Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: McCulloch makes elections work better for voters

Gazette opinion: McCulloch makes elections work better for voters

The majority of Yellowstone County voters and thousands of their neighbors across Montana have changed the way they vote over the past four years.

September 28, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Volunteers continue voter registration tradition

So far, 657,201 people have registered to vote in Montana, according to the Secretary of State Office. The rest of the population will have no say in the Nov. 6 general election — unless they register soon.

September 21, 2012 12:10 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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