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CI-121 Likely To Miss November Ballot Deadline

Monday, with just 10 days before the signature gathering deadline, the Secretary of State’s Office counted just 1,739 of over 60,000 needed for Constitutional Initiative 121 to get on the ballot. CI-121 would cap the rate of residential tax increases to two percent annually which Missoula City Councilman Mike Nugent argued on Voices of Montana...

Over 300 Candidates File For Election Before Deadline

The period for candidates to get their names on the ballot closed Monday afternoon at 5:00 for this year’s midterm elections. A total of 333 candidate filings were submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office before filing closed. Candidates for local offices filed at their county elections offices. Among the final candidates to file was Pu...

Election Candidate Filing Closes Today

Candidate filing for the 2022 election closes this afternoon at 5:00. As of Friday afternoon, at the close of business, 283 candidates had filed for statewide state district or the state legislature. Last week, 32 new candidate filings were submitted to the Montana Secretary of State’s Office. Local candidates file with their county̵...

50,000 New Montana Businesses Reported In 2021

Over 50,000 new businesses were created in Montana last year surpassing the previous record that were registered with the Montana Secretary of State in 2020 of more than 12,000 businesses. There were also 178,601 renewal filings in 2021 and 267,900 businesses in good standing, both of which are increases over the 2020. https://northernbroadca...

New Lawsuit Claims Against Secretary of State Date Back To Predecessor

A lawsuit has been filed against the Montana Secretary of State’s Office alleging that it overbilled potentially thousands of customers and even though it knew of the glitch refused to issue refunds unless residents requested the money back in writing. The complaint alleges residents and businesses had no choice but to use the electronic porta...