ELECTION NEWS

Election day is Tuesday, November 6. According to the county elections webpage, Lincoln County maintains a voter registration database for approximately 12,457 registered voters. There are 14 precincts, and seven poling places.

To find out about registering to vote, where your polling place is located, view local candidate information, or view results after the elections, visit lincolncountymt.us/index.php/elections/elections-home. You can also contact the Clerk & Recorder’s office at (406) 283-2301 for more information.

State ballot issues

Legislative Referendum No. 129 Ballot Collection Measures

 

à A “yes” vote supports this measure to ban persons from collecting the election ballots of other people, with exceptions for certain individuals.

à A “no” vote opposes this measure to ban persons from collecting the election ballots of other people, with exceptions for certain individuals.

 

Initiative No. 185 Extend Medicaid Expansion and Increase Tobacco Taxes Initiative

 

à A “yes” vote supports the ballot initiative to extend expanded eligibility for Medicaid coverage and raise taxes on tobacco products to fund Montana’s Medicaid expansion programs (which would otherwise expire on June 30, 2019) as well as other healthcare-related programs.

à A “no” vote opposes the ballot initiative to extend Montana’s Medicaid expansion and raise taxes on tobacco products, thereby allowing Medicaid expansion to expire on June 30, 2019.

 

Initiative No. 186 Requirements for Permits and Reclamation Plans of New Hard Rock Mines Initiative

 

à A “yes” vote supports the ballot initiative to establish new requirements for hard rock mine permits based on standards for water quality in land restoration plans.

à A “no” vote opposes the ballot initiative to establish new requirements for hard rock mine permits, thereby keeping the existing requirements.

 

Legislative Referendum No. 128

 

à A “yes” vote supports renewing a six-mill tax on real estate and personal property to provide funding for the Montana University System (MUS) from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2028.

à A “no” vote opposes renewing a six-mill tax on real estate and personal property to provide funding for MUS.