Nearly a dozen people met Thursday to discuss allegations that Montana is failing to fully comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, setting the stage for more meetings and further discussion, officials said. In a Dec. 18 letter, a group claims Montana has not fully complied with sections that establish clear voter registration obligations on the Motor Vehicles Department, which is overseen by the Department of Justice, and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
The letter to Secretary of State Linda McCulloch, the state’s chief election officer, was signed by representatives from Project Vote, the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, Demos, Forward Montana Foundation, Montana Women Vote and Western Native Voice.
Blair Fjeseth, spokeswoman for McCulloch, said the group discussed possible solutions Thursday and plans to meet again. “We are open to that,” she said.
McCulloch also updated them on progress her office has made regarding election issues in the last couple years, Fjeseth said.
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