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Deadline today for normal voter registration; ballots mailed out

Today the election starts in full swing, with absentee ballots hitting the mail and with 5 p. m. the deadline for normal registration.

Use of absentee ballots, mailed to voters to be returned to their county clerk and recorder's office by Election Day, has increased monumentally in Montana.

Hill County Clerk and Recorder Darla Dahl said Wednesday that almost 25 percent of active voters in the county — 1,907 — were set to receive absentee ballots.

"This number seems to increase daily, " Dahl added.

Today also marks the last day for regular voter registration, required to be able to vote at the...


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