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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to Montana on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''A land-locked state, Colorado was named after the Colorado River and is one of the four states that comprise the “Four Corners.” While the capital of Colorado is Denver and is its most populous city, Colorado is known for its diverse landscapes consisting of the Rocky Mountains, forests, plateaus, plains and rivers. Currently, Colorado has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 65 members of the Colorado House of Representatives and 35 members of the Colorado State Senate. As of September 2013, Colorado is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Montana elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Montana.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Montana|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Montana|Redistricting]]  •  [[Montana vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Montana,'' '''''[[Voting in Montana|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Montana|Governor]] •
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[[Montana Director of the Department of Revenue|Director of the Department of Revenue]] •
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[[Montana State Auditor|State Auditor]] •
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[[Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] •
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[[Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, State Auditor|Commissioner of Securities and Insurance]] •
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[[Montana Director of Agriculture|Director of Agriculture]] •
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[[Montana Director of Natural Resources and Conservation|Director of Natural Resources and Conservation]] •
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[[Montana Commissioner of Labor and Industry|Commissioner of Labor and Industry]] •
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[[Montana Public Service Commission|Chair of Public Service Commission]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=Montana}}</center>
[[Montana State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Montana House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] •
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[[Montana Senate|Senate]] •
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[[Montana Legislative Auditor|Legislative Auditor]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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[[Montana Constitution|Constitution]] •
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[[Montana Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
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<h6 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''About the U.S. Congress'''</h6><br>
  
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• [[113th United States Congress]]<br>
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Filibuster|What is a filibuster?]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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• [[Filing requirements for congressional candidates]]<br>
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• [[National contested primary average during the 2012 U.S. congressional elections|2012 Congressional elections contested primaries analysis]]
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'''Montana Counties'''<br>
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[[Beaverhead County, Montana ballot measures|Beaverhead]] • [[Big Horn County, Montana ballot measures|Big Horn]] • [[Blaine County, Montana ballot measures|Blaine]] • [[Broadwater County, Montana ballot measures|Broadwater]] • [[Carbon County, Montana ballot measures|Carbon]] • [[Carter County, Montana ballot measures|Carter]] • [[Cascade County, Montana ballot measures|Cascade]] • [[Chouteau County, Montana ballot measures|Chouteau]] • [[Custer County, Montana ballot measures|Custer]] • [[Daniels County, Montana ballot measures|Daniels]] • [[Dawson County, Montana ballot measures|Dawson]] • [[Deer Lodge County, Montana ballot measures|Deer Lodge]] • [[Fallon County, Montana ballot measures|Fallon]] • [[Fergus County, Montana ballot measures|Fergus]] • [[Flathead County, Montana ballot measures|Flathead]] • [[Gallatin County, Montana ballot measures|Gallatin]] • [[Garfield County, Montana ballot measures|Garfield]] • [[Glacier County, Montana ballot measures|Glacier]] • [[Golden Valley County, Montana ballot measures|Golden Valley]] • [[Granite County, Montana ballot measures|Granite]] • [[Hill County, Montana ballot measures|Hill]] • [[Jefferson County, Montana ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[Judith Basin County, Montana ballot measures|Judith Basin]] • [[Lake County, Montana ballot measures|Lake]] • [[Lewis and Clark County, Montana ballot measures|Lewis and Clark]] • [[Liberty County, Montana ballot measures|Liberty]] • [[Lincoln County, Montana ballot measures|Lincoln]] • [[Madison County, Montana ballot measures|Madison]] • [[McCone County, Montana ballot measures|McCone]] • [[Meagher County, Montana ballot measures|Meagher]] • [[Mineral County, Montana ballot measures|Mineral]] • [[Missoula County, Montana ballot measures|Missoula]] • [[Musselshell County, Montana ballot measures|Musselshell]] • [[Park County, Montana ballot measures|Park]] • [[Petroleum County, Montana ballot measures|Petroleum]] • [[Phillips County, Montana ballot measures|Phillips]] • [[Pondera County, Montana ballot measures|Pondera]] • [[Powder River County, Montana ballot measures|Powder River]] • [[Powell County, Montana ballot measures|Powell]] • [[Prairie County, Montana ballot measures|Prairie]] • [[Ravalli County, Montana ballot measures|Ravelli]] • [[Richland County, Montana ballot measures|Richland]] • [[Roosevelt County, Montana ballot measures|Roosevelt]] • [[Rosebud County, Montana ballot measures|Rosebud]] • [[Sanders County, Montana ballot measures|Sanders]] • [[Sheridan County, Montana ballot measures|Sheridan]] • [[Silver Bow County, Montana ballot measures|Silver Bow]] • [[Stillwater County, Montana ballot measures|Stillwater]] • [[Sweet Grass County, Montana ballot measures|Sweet Grass]] • [[Teton County, Montana ballot measures|Teton]] • [[Toole County, Montana ballot measures|Toole]] • [[Treasure County, Montana ballot measures|Treasure]] • [[Valley County, Montana ballot measures|Valley]] • [[Wheatland County, Montana ballot measures|Wheatland]] • [[Wibaux County, Montana ballot measures|Wibaux]] • [[Yellowstone County, Montana ballot measures|Yellowstone]]
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<center>[[Montana state budget|State budget]] • [[Montana public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Montana Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Montana Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Montana]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Montana|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Montana ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Montana, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Montana, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[Portal:State Executive Officials|State executive officials]] ([[Montana state executive official elections, 2012|2012]])
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* [[Montana State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Montana State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Montana House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List_of_Montana_ballot_measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Montana_2014_ballot_measures|2014]])
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<td><center><br>• [[Governor of Montana|Governor]][[Lieutenant Governor of Montana|Lieutenant Governor]]<br>
* [[Local ballot measures, Montana|Local ballot measures]]
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[[Montana Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] [[Montana Attorney General|Attorney General]] <br>
* [[Redistricting in Montana]]
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[[Montana Treasurer|Treasurer]] [[Montana Director of the Department of Revenue|Director of the Department of Revenue]] [[Montana State Auditor|State Auditor]]<br>
* [[Recall campaigns in Montana]]
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[[Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] [[Montana Director of Agriculture|Director of Agriculture]]<br> 
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* [[Public financing of campaigns#Montana|Public Financing of Campaigns]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Montana|Montana Results]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Montana]]
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* [[Montana_signature_requirements|Signature requirements]]
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* [[Campaign finance requirements for Montana ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]
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* [[History_of_Initiative_%26_Referendum_in_Montana|History of initiative and referendum]]
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<hr><center>[[Local ballot measures, Montana|Local ballot measures in Montana]] • [[List of local ballot measures by year|Historical ballot measures by year]] • [[Local ballot measure reports]] <br>
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senator, Montana 2014January 3, 2015[ Link]
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Republican PartyMontana's at-large congressional district 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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The Treasure State
Capital:   Helena
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