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Correction - Some school elections still on, some canceled due to pandemic


Last updated 4/20/2020 at 11:19am

Information in a story about school elections in Friday’s edition of the Havre Daily News misreported requirements under the Ballot Interference Prevention Act for returning ballots for other people. The correct information follows and the Havre Daily has corrected the story online.

The ballot collection registration form says:

“This form is used by someone delivering a ballot for another elector pursuant to the Montana Ballot Interference Prevention Act (Mont. Code Ann. 13-35-701 et al). Only a caregiver, family member, household member, or an acquaintance is authorized to collect a voter’s ballot and may not collect and convey more than six ballots per election. A violation of a provision of 13-35 part 7 is punishable by a fine of $500 for each ballot unlawfully collected.”

If a person brings a ballot back that is not their own ballot they must fill out the Ballot Interference Prevention Act form and they can only return six ballots total. Example: a person can return one ballot one day for their spouse and came back and return five more ballots the next day. The form will have to be filled out both times because the ballots are not their own ballot They can only bring in a total of six other ballots not including their own ballot.


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