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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ronja Abel, Deputy Communications Director, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-9725

Montana Secretary of State to Observe Saskatchewan Election

Regina, Saskatchewan—  Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and Chief Elections Official is observing the 28th General Election in Saskatchewan. Secretary McCulloch was invited by Dr. Michael Boda, Saskatchewan’s Chief Electoral Officer and Elections Saskatchewan the province’s independent, impartial election body who organizes, manages and oversees provincial electoral events to monitor todays election.

This will be the first election after the proclamation of "The Election Amendment Act" which passed last December. The act adopted 11 legislative amendments that modernize Saskatchewan’s electoral process and increase accessibility for voters. Amendments include the introduction of a permanent register of voters, the implementation of homebound voting for disabled voters, the availability of advance voting for all voters and other modifications providing improved service for voters in Saskatchewan.

“I am honored to have been invited to observe this historic election,” Secretary McCulloch said. “As the Chief Elections Official for Montana it’s inspiring to see a government so invested in breaking down voting accessibility barriers. I'm so proud of the elections our office along with our county election officials conduct, that an opportunity to share with others about our processes is a excellent opportunity."

Secretary McCulloch drove to Sasketchewan on Sunday and is spending two days meeting with local election officials, learning about the new reforms, working with other government officials on election best practices and observing the election.

For more information about Montana's June 7th primary election visit sos.mt.gov/elections for information about Saskatchewan's 28th General Election visit vote.elections.sk.ca.