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Gazette opinion: Statewide victory for Montana voters

Gazette opinion: Statewide victory for Montana voters

On Tuesday, 441 Yellowstone County residents registered and voted in the General Election, according to preliminary data.

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Montana voter turnout 54.6 percent; 4,574 register and vote Tuesday

Montana voter turnout 54.6 percent; 4,574 register and vote Tuesday

HELENA — Montana's voter turnout for the 2014 midterm election was about 54.6 percent, comparable to the 2010 midterm turnout of 56 percent.

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Measure to end Election Day registration defeated

Measure to end Election Day registration defeated

HELENA — Montana voters defeated a ballot issue that would have barred people from registering on Election Day.

November 04, 2014 10:11 pm Related Loading…

Ending Election Day registration sees no support

HELENA — A referendum on the November ballot could repeal Election Day voter registration, but voters haven’t seen one television ad, mailer or person mobilize in favor of the measure.

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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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Crow Agency residents fill out voter registration forms

Crow Agency residents fill out voter registration forms

Crow Agency residents fill out voter registration forms in the Crow Tribal Headquarters Wednesday morning. The space was used as an alternate voting site.

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Monday's the deadline for voters to register by mail; plenty of time to get absentee ballot

Monday's the deadline for voters to register by mail; plenty of time to get absentee ballot

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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Gazette opinion: Now’s the time to maximize voting options

Gazette opinion: Now’s the time to maximize voting options

Are you registered to vote?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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