Election officials warn voters about false flier sent statewide - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Election officials warn voters about false flier sent statewide

Posted: Updated:

Election officials are warning Montanans about a mailed flier that went out across the state. The flier claims absentee ballots can be counted up to 10 days after Election Day, and that simply is not true.

State of Montana election rules say your absentee ballot has to be received by the elections office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

"If we get it the day after the Election Day, regardless of the postmark, it can't be counted," said Audrey McCue, Lewis and Clark County Election Supervisor.  

According to the return mailing address, the fliers were sent out by the Republican National Committee.

"There have been different people trying to get a hold of them to let them know about the error. It sounds like what happened is they used a deadline from another state, so they could be doing this mailing across the country and they ended up putting in different state's deadlines instead of Montana’s deadline," said McCue.

Officials with the Montana Commission of Political Practices says the RNC apologized, adding they were not trying to mislead Montana voters.

Election officials say they've encountered similar problems with third party fliers before and they're ready to handle it.

"We do see mailings that go out that are not 100 percent accurate and cause voters to have questions. We always hope that these groups sending out mailings will check them with the county office ahead of time, so we can prevent these types of errors, but I think it is basically a mistake that goes out in their mailing," said McCue.

You can check the status of your absentee ballot on "My Voter Page," an online service from Secretary of State, or call the election office directly if you have any concerns.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missing Great Falls woman found safe

    Missing Great Falls woman found safe

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-11-14 03:44:21 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-11-14 04:51:41 GMT

    The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

    The Great Falls Police Department is looking for a missing 79-year-old woman named Nadine.  Nadine suffers from dementia, and police say she wandered away from her home on the 1100 block of 1st Avenue South sometime around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.  Nadine is described as Caucasian, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about five feet tall. Nadine weighs around 85 pounds, and was last seen wearing green scrubs, a bright pink parka, and possibly gray sweatpants.  If you see...

  • How to tell if your child has been sexually abused

    How to tell if your child has been sexually abused

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:44 PM EST2018-11-16 01:44:03 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-11-16 04:16:27 GMT

    Price has been with the Great Falls Police Department Special Victims Unit since 2013. He is only 1 of 5 detectives handling over 200 cases a year dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

    Price has been with the Great Falls Police Department Special Victims Unit since 2013. He is only 1 of 5 detectives handling over 200 cases a year dealing with the sexual abuse of a child.

  • From Coaching to Prison: Former Cats addresses Demons

    From Coaching to Prison: Former Cats addresses Demons

    Friday, November 16 2018 12:29 AM EST2018-11-16 05:29:59 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 12:57 AM EST2018-11-16 05:57:21 GMT

    Joe O’Brien’s story has been shared from local news all the way to ESPN. “Definitely a drug addict and alcoholic,” O’Brien said.    Once a promising assistant coach at Montana State University he was fired after being convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering and sentenced to prison. “Everyday above ground is a good one,” he said. After his release, he was given another chance at coaching, volunteering at Simms High, s...

    Joe O’Brien’s story has been shared from local news all the way to ESPN. “Definitely a drug addict and alcoholic,” O’Brien said.    Once a promising assistant coach at Montana State University he was fired after being convicted of drug trafficking and money laundering and sentenced to prison. “Everyday above ground is a good one,” he said. After his release, he was given another chance at coaching, volunteering at Simms High, s...

  • Animal shelters across the state need your help

    Animal shelters across the state need your help

    Thursday, November 15 2018 9:47 AM EST2018-11-15 14:47:53 GMT
    Montana is facing a major overcrowding issue in animal shelters across the state.  With every shelter at max capacity, if not more, animal shelters are forced to make room wherever possible. The main culprits of the overcrowding are cats, however, dogs are also part of the equation. Typically, Great Falls Animal Shelter sees an influx increase in the summers, but this year, they’ve seen more than usual. The Great Falls Animal Shelter typically has a cutoff of aroun...
    Montana is facing a major overcrowding issue in animal shelters across the state.  With every shelter at max capacity, if not more, animal shelters are forced to make room wherever possible. The main culprits of the overcrowding are cats, however, dogs are also part of the equation. Typically, Great Falls Animal Shelter sees an influx increase in the summers, but this year, they’ve seen more than usual. The Great Falls Animal Shelter typically has a cutoff of aroun...
  • UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

    UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-11-14 00:59:26 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-11-16 00:44:55 GMT
    Kolby SchmidtKolby Schmidt

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

  • Community increases reward for information on school threats

    Community increases reward for information on school threats

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-11-13 18:55:43 GMT
    Friday, November 16 2018 12:46 PM EST2018-11-16 17:46:02 GMT

    HAVRE - All classes, activities, clubs, and meetings have been canceled at Havre High School after a specific threat was written on the wall of the boys' bathroom.  

    HAVRE - All classes, activities, clubs, and meetings have been canceled at Havre High School after a specific threat was written on the wall of the boys' bathroom.  

  • Brawl of the Wild Kickoff in Great Falls

    Brawl of the Wild Kickoff in Great Falls

    Thursday, November 15 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-11-16 00:44:27 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-11-16 00:49:17 GMT

    In tonight's Community Spotlight, Char Ross stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the annual Brawl of the Wild Kickoff Party on Saturday, November 17th.  The party at Beef 'O' Brady's starts at 11:00am, kickoff is at noon. The event will feature prizes, food, drinks, and a 50/50 drawing. There is also an opportunity to donate to the Alumni Associations; money goes towards supporting scholarships for future Cats and Griz.  For more information about the event, call Case...

    In tonight's Community Spotlight, Char Ross stopped by the KFBB studios to talk about the annual Brawl of the Wild Kickoff Party on Saturday, November 17th.  The party at Beef 'O' Brady's starts at 11:00am, kickoff is at noon. The event will feature prizes, food, drinks, and a 50/50 drawing. There is also an opportunity to donate to the Alumni Associations; money goes towards supporting scholarships for future Cats and Griz.  For more information about the event, call Case...

  • Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-11-13 22:56:59 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:07 PM EST2018-11-13 23:07:17 GMT

    MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

    MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

  • NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

    UPDATE: 3 suspects arrested in Idaho after Jefferson Co. Deputy was shot at

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 7:59 PM EST2018-11-14 00:59:26 GMT
    Thursday, November 15 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-11-16 00:44:55 GMT
    Kolby SchmidtKolby Schmidt

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says 2 more people have been arrested and identified in relation to Tuesday's shooting. 

  • Pursuit follows after shots fired in Sanders County

    Pursuit follows after shots fired in Sanders County

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 11:51 PM EST2018-11-15 04:51:02 GMT

    The Sanders County Sheriff's Office is reporting that deputies are actively pursuing suspects after gunshots were fired in the Trout Creek area.

    The Sanders County Sheriff's Office is reporting that deputies are actively pursuing suspects after gunshots were fired in the Trout Creek area.

  • Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Malmstrom commander relieved of duty

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 5:56 PM EST2018-11-13 22:56:59 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:07 PM EST2018-11-13 23:07:17 GMT

    MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

    MALMSTROM AFB - Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Fortner, the commander of the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, has been relieved of duty.  According to a press release from MAFB Public Affairs, Colonel Aaron Guill relieved Fortner due to,  "loss of trust and confidence after a series of events."   Complaints had been filed with the 341st Missile Wing Inspector General, which is what initiated an investigation.  It concluded several of those complaints ...

  • Pita Pit is officially open once again

    Pita Pit is officially open once again

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-11-13 18:31:34 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-11-13 18:31:34 GMT
    Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Allen Roberts was arrested on 18 charges after crashing into a Pita Pit in Great Falls on 10th Ave. S.  What originally was supposed to take a week turned into several as store manager Christine Rattlingtail repaired severe damages and revamped the store.  Today, the Pita Pit is finally RE-opening their doors with a newly renovated interior.  Robert's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, at 2 pm. 
    Less than a month ago, 25-year-old Allen Roberts was arrested on 18 charges after crashing into a Pita Pit in Great Falls on 10th Ave. S.  What originally was supposed to take a week turned into several as store manager Christine Rattlingtail repaired severe damages and revamped the store.  Today, the Pita Pit is finally RE-opening their doors with a newly renovated interior.  Robert's arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, at 2 pm. 
  • Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-11-11 22:35:17 GMT
    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-12 03:29:23 GMT

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

  • Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

    Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

    Friday, November 9 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-11-09 18:55:40 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-11-09 18:55:40 GMT

    UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

    UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

  • Montana vote totals, absentee returns set state records

    Montana vote totals, absentee returns set state records

    Friday, November 9 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-11-09 18:30:35 GMT

    More voters cast ballots in this week's election than any other midterm in Montana history, and only two presidential elections have had higher voter numbers.

    More voters cast ballots in this week's election than any other midterm in Montana history, and only two presidential elections have had higher voter numbers.

  • The New Frontier: From Golden Arches to Sea Floors

    The New Frontier: From Golden Arches to Sea Floors

    Sunday, November 4 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-11-04 23:49:35 GMT
    Sunday, November 4 2018 7:52 PM EST2018-11-05 00:52:44 GMT

    "People ask me that all the time, what’s the yellow stuff that I see occasionally as I drive across the state. Odds are that's canola." In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That may seem like nothing compared to the millions of acres we usually see of wheat, barley, and pulse crops. But in reality, even if we don't know it, most of us consume canola oil in some form every day. "Yea...

    "People ask me that all the time, what’s the yellow stuff that I see occasionally as I drive across the state. Odds are that's canola." In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That may seem like nothing compared to the millions of acres we usually see of wheat, barley, and pulse crops. But in reality, even if we don't know it, most of us consume canola oil in some form every day. "Yea...

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.