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Election 2014

Election 2014

View photos from the 2014 election across Montana and Wyoming.

November 04, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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Voters get registered, cast ballots at Metra, Lockwood polling places

Voters get registered, cast ballots at Metra, Lockwood polling places

A line of voters had already formed at the polls in the Montana Pavilion at MetraPark when it opened at 7 a.m., but the crowd filing in did not worry 10-year-veteran poll worker Lesley Martin.

November 04, 2014 10:45 am Photos

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Jeannette Rankin and the path to women's suffrage in Montana

Jeannette Rankin and the path to women's suffrage in Montana

“When Miss Rankin came forward to speak, the air became electric ... Young, attractive, energetic and flowing with friendliness and reason, Jeannette Rankin commanded attention as soon as she spoke. She wore a gold-colored velvet suit, and the Lewistown editor said she looked like a young pa…

November 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming workers get time off Tuesday to vote

Wyoming workers get time off Tuesday to vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds employers that state law requires them to give employees one hour off to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

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More than 12,700 absentee ballots returned in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says it has received more than 12,700 completed absentee ballots for the general election.

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2 tribes miss deadline to open election offices

GREAT FALLS — Tribal officials on the Fort Belknap and Northern Cheyenne reservations have missed a deadline to open satellite election offices there, after Native Americans from those reservations won a legal settlement to open the offices and improve access to early voting.

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New online voter pre-registration tool announced

New online voter pre-registration tool announced

HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch on Tuesday announced a new way for people to begin the voter-registration process.

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Wyoming voters face registration deadline

Wyoming voters face registration deadline

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming residents must register to vote by Oct. 20 or they will have to wait until election day to do so.

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Guest opinion: Moving voter registration deadline back 2 days is common sense

There has been a lot of hyperbole in the press lately from people opposed to LR-126, the referendum that will appear on the ballot soon that moves the deadline for voter registration to 5 p.m. the Friday before Election Day. This change will merely ensure that all properly registered voters …

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Montana voters will decide whether to keep Election Day registration

Montana voters will decide whether to keep Election Day registration

HELENA — Montana voters will decide in November whether to end a nine-year practice of Election Day voter registration for future elections.

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Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

City finance director Pat Weber gave Billings good news Monday when he recommended a 2014 total property tax levy that is 10.58 mills less than last year.

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Touch-screen voting slowed Laramie County results

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Slow-counting touch-screen voting machines are one reason the initial results of Tuesday's primary election in Laramie County were not available until after 10:30 p.m., officials said.

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Democracy a casualty of voter-suppression politics

Americans and Montanans are proud that our form of government is a democracy — the oldest continually functioning democratic constitutional governmental structure in the world, based upon free elections.

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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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Voting expert to speak on Thursday

Peter Miller will speak on “How Can We Increase Voter Turnout?” before the League of Women Voters of Billings at noon Thursday at the Elks Club, 934 Lewis Ave.

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Voting office to open on Blackfeet reservation

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a satellite voting office will open on the Blackfeet Reservation for late voter registration and in-person absentee voting.

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Wyoming Democrats: Do not cross over and vote GOP on primary

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Democratic Party leadership discouraged registered Democrats from voting in the Aug. 19 Republican primary, saying moderates in the GOP need to stand up to the extreme right wing on their own.

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Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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