Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Stand up for our county election officials

To the editor:

Thank you — two little words that convey so much. We want to say thank you to each and every one of Montana’s 56 county clerk and recorders, and their dedicated staff.

These Montana civil servants do their work with honesty and integrity. We have voted here in Montana for every local, state, and federal election for nearly 50 years. It is the right and responsibility of every American citizen to vote.

We have never doubted that every Montana election has been honest and true. Every election has been fair and accurate. So we say again, thank you to each and every one of the 56 county clerk and recorders.

We know our elections are safe with you.

However, we believe that there are dishonest elements in Montana that are trying to plant the seeds of doubt as to the fairness and honesty of our elections. We say to all Montanans who live lives of honesty and integrity: Gather reliable information and push back against these nefarious elements. Stand up against their misinformation and lies. Montana’s elections are fair, honest, accurate, and above board.

Tell all 56 county clerk and recorders (and staff): thank you.

Christina Granrud, Loraine Measure, Elizabeth Mollica, Jill Mueth, Kim Pinter, Lana Shura and Mary Wellemeyer