Polls Open Tuesday in Crowded Montana Primaries

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Polls open Tuesday with voters making picks in several crowded statewide primary battles on both the Republican and Democratic side.

There will be plenty of choices in the ballot’s contested races, including seven Republicans running for governor and seven Democrats running for the U.S. House seat.

Many voters have already made their choices with absentee voting increasing in popularity. Those ballots must be returned to election officials by today in order to count.

Elections returns start coming in at 8 p.m. after polls close in the state.

Republicans and Democrats both have contested primaries for attorney general. Former legislator and state attorney Jesse Laslovich is facing state attorney Pam Bucy on the Democratic side. Republicans choose between Helena attorney Tim Fox and state Sen. Jim Shockley.

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