Republican Christi Jacobson, elected to the Montana Secretary of State's Office in November, said Friday she considered HB 176 to be "very important legislation."
For at least a month earlier this year, a website issue caused 1,200 duplicate transactions for businesses trying to make their annual filings with the Secretary of State's Office.
The two candidates in Montana's secretary of state race are committed to protecting the integrity of the office, but expressed starkly different visions of what that looks like.
The candidates for Montana Secretary of State traded barbs of corruption and anti-Americanism on Sunday in a debate over who will fill the office overseeing elections and business registrations.
Democrats have out-raised their Republican opponents in three of the four so-called Tier B statewide races and have eclipsed the GOP candidates in all those races if self-financing isn't factored in.
As of 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, 20 of 663 state precincts had fully reported their votes, while another 322 had partially reported. It was too early to call several contested primary races for statewide positions.
Female candidates are positioned to make significant gains in Montana this election year with the highest number seeking statewide office in at least three decades.
John Driscoll, a longtime former Democratic state Public Service Commissioner, filed Monday as a Republican in the U.S. Senate primary.
A top aide to Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton has filed to run for her boss's job next year.
HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton plans to testify before a legislative committee later this month and answer questions about two state contracts his office awarded to a Republican consultant and his wife.
The Montana Secretary of State's office has mailed out an addendum to the voter information pamphlet at a total cost of over $265,000.
Montana is receiving $3 million in federal grant money to improve election security.
A tobacco industry-funded group wants to change the wording of a citizen's ballot initiative that would significantly raise Montana's tobacco taxes, a legal challenge that is part of the group's expensive effort to defeat the measure when it goes to voters in November.
The Secretary of State's office on Wednesday brought three requests for legislation before before an interim legislative committee, and saw all three proposals rejected on tied party-line votes, with a Democratic committee member calling them "political bills, plain and simple."