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Corey Stapleton, Republican Candidate for Montana Secretary of State.
Corey Stapleton For Secretary of State of Montana

Because Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch is term-limited, Republican Corey Stapleton and Democrat Monica Lindeen will face each other in the general election to replace her.

There are now 13 locations across nine Montana counties that provide early voting and late registration to six tribal nations.
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New satellite election offices near and on American Indian Reservations in Montana saw low turnout before the primary, but state and tribal officials are still calling the effort to expand voting equality a success.

There are now 13 locations across nine Montana counties that provide early voting and late registration to six tribal nations.
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A satellite voting office is opening on the Blackfeet Reservation for the first time. The new office in Browning would help reservation residents gain equal access to same-day voter registration.

Mail-In Voting Expected To Minimize Lines In Montana

Mar 23, 2016

Montana election officials say it’s unlikely the state’s June primary election will see the kinds of long lines Arizona voters experienced Tuesday in that state’s presidential primary.

Will Marlow (CC-BY-NC-2)

The Blackfeet Tribe is challenging Pondera County Commissioners and Montana’s Secretary of State Office about tribal member’s voting access.

There are still many ways to register to vote before the Montana primary elections June 7.
Josh Burnham

Five new satellite election offices are set to open on tribal lands across Montana ahead of this year's elections. They’re the result of a directive issued last fall by Secretary of State Linda McCulloch. She says it will make voting easier for people on reservations.

Election Season Gets Underway With Candidate Filing

Jan 14, 2016
A handful of legislative and judicial candidates waited outside Secretary of State Linda McCulloch's office Thursday to be the first to register when she opened the doors at 8 a.m.
William Marcus

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The candidate filing period began Thursday, kicking off Montana's 2016 election season in which voters will decide whether to give Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke new terms in office.

Three Ballot Measures Approved For Signature Gathering

Oct 15, 2015
Montana Capitol
William Marcus

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Secretary of State's office says the sponsors of three proposed ballot initiatives may begin gathering signatures in attempt to put them before voters in the 2016 election.

One of the proposed measures would allow adults to buy, possess and use marijuana, while the second would outlaw the drug completely, including for medicinal purposes.

Corey Stapleton has entered the Montana Secretary of State race.
Courtesy Corey Stapleton

A former state Senator from Billings has announced he’s running for statewide office.

Republican Corey Stapleton served eight years in the Montana Senate, and since leaving office he’s run unsuccessfully for Governor, the U.S. House, and the U.S. Senate. Now he wants to be Secretary of State.

Monica Lindeen, commissioner of securities and insurance, and Democratic candidate for Montana secretary of state.
Courtesy Monica Lindeen

State auditor Monica Lindeen hit the campaign trail this week, announcing her bid to become Montana's next secretary of state. Fellow Democrat Linda McCulloch currently holds that position and was re-elected back in 2012.

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