Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer Linda McCulloch reports that the results of CI-116 have been certified.
By Emily Dean, Office of the Secretary of State
Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer Linda McCulloch reports that the results of CI-116 have been certified. The State Board of Canvassers did not certify the effective date of CI-116 per an injunction by the Montana Supreme Court issued Friday, December 2.
“I am pleased that the Supreme Court has taken up the issue of the effective date of CI-116 and the issue can be resolved in the proper venue,” said Secretary McCulloch. “I encourage all Montanans and Montana organizations to fully participate in the ballot language drafting process during the public comment period every election, the time when concerns about the ballot language including the effective date, can be and should be addressed.”
The Secretary of State serves as the secretary to the State Board of Canvassers. The State Board of Canvassers is composed of the Attorney General, State Auditor and Superintendent of Public Instruction.