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Secretary of State Linda McCulloch
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Elections & Government Services
P.O. Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801
State Capitol, Room 260
1301 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-4732
Fax (406) 444-2023
Elections & Government Services Deputy
Lisa Kimmet

Can I get the VIP in a different format?

If you would like to receive the Voter Information Pamphlet in large print, in Braille, on a CD, electronically, online, or in another accessible format, please contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-888-884-VOTE (8683), go to our website at www.sos.mt.gov, or email soselections@mt.gov.

The Secretary of State has a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) at (406) 444-9068. Audio and large-print versions of the VIP are available by request from local libraries throughout the state.

Voter Information Pamphlet

What Is the Voter Information Pamphlet?

The Voter Information Pamphlet (or VIP) is published by the Secretary of State to provide Montana voters with information on statewide ballot measures. The Secretary of State distributes the pamphlets to the county election officials, who mail a VIP to each household with an active registered voter.

Who writes the information in the VIP?

The Attorney General writes an explanatory statement for each ballot measure. The statement, not to exceed 100 words, is required to be a true and impartial explanation of the purpose of each measure in easy-to-understand language. The Attorney General also prepares the fiscal statement, if necessary, and “for” and “against” statements for each issue.

Pro and con arguments and rebuttals are written by committees appointed by the sponsors of the measures and by state officials. Arguments are limited to one page and rebuttals to a half page. All arguments and rebuttals are printed as filed by the committees and do not necessarily represent the views of the Secretary of State or the State of Montana.

Voter Information Pamphlet

The information for each proposed ballot issue is the official ballot language written by the Attorney General's office, the text of each ballot issue, and the arguments and rebuttals for and against each ballot issue. The arguments and rebuttals have been prepared by each committee appointed to support each ballot issue and each committee appointed to oppose each ballot issue. The opinions stated in the arguments and rebuttals do not necessarily represent the views of the Secretary of State or the State of Montana. The State also does not guarantee the truth or accuracy of any statement made in the arguments or rebuttals.

Welcome from Montana Secretary of State Brad Johnson

What Is the Voter Information Pamphlet?

Political Parties of Montana

Voting in Montana Elections

What's New for the 2006 Election Season 

Contact Your County Election Office
(Printable .pdf)

Ballot Measure Worksheet
(Printable .pdf)

Ballot Issues

Constitutional Amendments:

Constitutional Initiatives:

Initiatives:

If you would like to receive additional copies of the VIP, or would like to receive it in large print, in Braille, on a CD, electronically, online, or in another accessible format, please contact the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-888-884-VOTE (8683), or email soselections@mt.gov.

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