2020 Montana Politics

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Montana State Library, Department of Commerce Launch “It’s Not Too Late to Be Counted…at the Library” Week

Even with door-to-door counting by U.S. Census workers, Montana’s overall response rate is below the national average, and tribal nations and rural counties in Montana are at risk of an undercount.

Research Suggests State Broadband Policies Make a Difference

A new article in Telecommunications Policy presents evidence that local areas generally fare better when states award broadband money to providers and allow municipalities to get into the broadband business.

Bullying, spying and harassment revealed in Montana Public Service Commission documents

Bullying at the Republican-controlled agency was grade-school level.

Stephen Colbert’s election website shows you how to vote state-by-state

You want to vote? Do you live in a state? Well, the Late Show made a great website just for you! Go to http://betterknowaballot.com and click on your state’s link for all the latest voting info!

Montana Commerce Department Launches the 2020 Census State Championship

For every Montanan not counted, the state stands to lose an estimated $20,000 in federal funding over the next decade. Census information is also used to draw local voting and school districts, and it determines whether Montana will receive a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Montana libraries help citizens fill out census forms as state hopes for another Congress seat – This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to make a difference!

“Montana gets about $2 billion dollars a year from the federal government based on the Census. When we do not count a Montanan who should be counted, that equals about $20,000 over the 10-year period of the census.” Montana Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney

Facebook to give paid time off to employees who volunteer as poll workers

The extra vacation time comes as part of a wider push by the social media platform to recruit poll workers, including from among its user base.

We are Looking for Volunteers to Help Us Reach as Many Montanans as Possible. Montana Census Phone Banks on Tuesday, Sept. 15th from 5-8pm and Thursday, Sept. 24th from 5-8pm

This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to make a difference!

We are Looking for Volunteers to Help Us Reach as Many Montanans as Possible. Montana Census Phone Banks on Tuesday, Sept. 15th from 5-8pm and Thursday, Sept. 24th from 5-8pm

This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to make a difference!

Ransomware Could Be Biggest Threat to Upcoming Elections

Of all the cyberattacks that affect state and local governments, ransomware is one of the most ubiquitous and costly. Now security researchers fear it could also become a political weapon in the upcoming election.