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Resolution 2016-10, Mail Ballot Voting


It is the intent of the Montana Association of Counties to propose mail ballot voting legislation in the 2017 legislative session.

WHEREAS, MACo has supported the concept of mail ballot elections for all elections for nearly thirty years; and

WHEREAS, Montana’s County Clerks and Recorders and Election Administrators have been running mail ballot elections for local elections for nearly thirty years; and

WHEREAS, by virtue of this long experience, MACo has confidence in the ability of our counties to securely conduct mail balloting for state and federal elections as well; and

WHEREAS, the wide open spaces of our great state necessitate great distances between polling locations, making the maintenance and sustainability of polling locations increasingly difficult and expensive; and

WHEREAS, the large number of election judges required for running poll elections is becoming increasingly difficult to attain.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Montana Association of Counties bring forth legislation in the 2017 legislative session to establish all mail balloting for all future elections.

2016 ACTION

SPONSOR:  Roosevelt County
REFERRED TO: MACo Resolutions & Legislative Committee
ADOPTED:  Annual Conference, Billings, MT, September 21, 2016