Showing posts tagged with: "Montana"

Voters to Decide on Election Changes . October 28, 2014

This year, voters in a number of states will make decisions on how to conduct elections. Montana adopted Election Day Registration (EDR) in 2005, and in 2011 Governor Brian Schweitzer vetoed a legislature-passed bill that would have eliminated EDR. Last year, the legislature approved a legislatively-referred state statute for this year’s ballot to bring the read more

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Montana Voters to Decide Future of EDR . February 19, 2014

Earlier this month, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that a legislative referendum to end Election Day voter registration can appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Called the Montana Late Voter Registration Revision Measure, LR-126, it seeks to eliminate Election Day Registration (EDR), instead closing voter registration on the Friday before Election Day. While the read more

Uncertain Future for Montana’s Corrupt Practice Act . February 17, 2012

For over a century, Montana has prohibited corporate political spending. However, the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections on the basis that it does “not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” After the ruling, at least nine of the 24 states with campaign laws threatened by read more

Montana Governor Vetoes Bill with Flair . April 14, 2011

Both the Montana House and Senate had passed legislation that would have ended Election Day Registration, thus limiting opportunities for eligible voters to cast their ballots. Luckily Governor Brian Schweitzer was on hand to emphatically veto HB 180. How? With his newly minted “VETO” brand. In March, Schweitzer registered his “VETO” brand with the Montana read more