01 / Background
In 2014, Montana’s Republican-led Legislature voted along party lines to place an anti-voting rights referendum on that fall’s General Election ballot. Officially called LR-126, the legislative referendum sought to eliminate the state’s Election Day Voter Registration law—a critical voting rights safeguard that allowed any eligible voter in Montana to register and then cast their ballot up until 8:00pm on the night of an election. Election Day Voter Registration had been on the books there for almost a decade and had helped more than 28,000 eligible Montana voters successfully cast their ballots. Losing that right would be a setback for a state that prides itself on elections that have been fair, honest, open, and accurate.
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