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Bullock issues directive allowing counties to use mail-in ballots for the general election


August 7, 2020

Gov. Steve Bullock announced a new directive Thursday allowing counties to allow mail-in voting for the 2020 general election based on a modified model of the system used in the primary in June.

Bullock said this directive comes at the request of the Montana Association of Clerks and Recorders, who have expressed numerous concerns about holding a normal general election amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am in agreement in with our election administrators … that we must protect Montanans’ right to vote while also maintaining public health,” Bullock said.

Bullock, a Democrat, cannot r...

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