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By Andi Bourne

Voter Status – More than Checking a Box


MISSOULA - Increasing voter turnout is one of the challenges facing the Missoula County Elections office. In an effort to get more people to participate in the election process, the elections office is utilizing outreach and voter education. Maintaining an active voter status not only saves voters time but also helps save taxpayer dollars at the polls.

In the 2014 November Federal General election, Missoula County had 85,905 registered voters but only 42,607 ballots were cast, a 49 percent turnout. In 2016, residents in the Swan, Clearwater and Blackfoot Valleys will have at least three opp...

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