OFFICIAL RESULTS

FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR

RICK BRECKENRIDGE
LIBERTARIAN
166 / 1402

11.84%

MATT ROSENDALE
REPUBLICAN
645 / 1402

46.01%

JON TESTER
DEMOCRAT
591 / 1402

42.15%

FOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE

ELINOR SWANSON
LIBERTARIAN
185 / 1397

13.24%

GREG GIANFORTE
REPUBLICAN
647 / 1397

46.31%

KATHLEEN WILLIAMS
DEMOCRAT
565 / 1397

40.44%

FOR CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT

ROGER ROOTS
LIBERTARIAN
97 / 1391

6.97%

BOWEN GREENWOOD
REPUBLICAN
654 / 1391

47.02%

REX RENK
DEMOCRAT
640 / 1391

46.01%

FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #4 FULL TERM - Shall Judge BETH BAKER of the Supreme Court of the state of Montana be retained in office for another term?

YES 901 / 1388

64.91%

NO 487 / 1388

35.09%

FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICE #2 UNEXPIRED TERM - Shall Judge INGRID GUSTAFSON of the Supreme Court of the state of Montana be retained in office for another term?

YES 610 / 1386

44.01%

NO 776 / 1386

55.99%

FOR LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM LR-128

LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 128
AN ACT REFERRED BY THE LEGISLATURE
AN ACT SUBMITTING A 6-MILL LEVY FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TO THE ELECTORATE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND A TERMINATION DATE.

The 2017 Montana legislature has submitted this proposal for a vote. LR-128 asks Montana voters to continue the existing 6-mill levy to support Montana's public colleges and universities. Without voter approval, the current 6-mill levy to support Montana's public colleges and universities will expire in January 2019. If passed, this proposal will be effective on January 1, 2019 and terminate January 1, 2029. According to revenue estimates, the projected annual revenue from the 6-mill levy is $20,890,000 for fiscal year 2020 and is estimated to grow to $23,620,000 by fiscal year 2023.

YES on Legislative Referendum LR-128 907 / 1374

66.01%

NO on Legislative Referendum LR-128 467 / 1374

33.99%

FOR LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM LR-129

LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 129
AN ACT REFERRED BY THE LEGISLATURE
AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MONTANA BALLOT INTERFERENCE PREVENTION ACT; PROHIBITING THE COLLECTION OF ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL'S BALLOT; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS; REQUIRING CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT BALLOTS TO PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION WHEN DELIVERING THE BALLOT TO A POLLING PLACE OR ELECTION ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE; PROVIDING PENALTIES AND DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING THAT THE PROPOSED ACT BE SUBMITTED TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE.

The 2017 Legislature has submitted this proposal for a vote. LR-129 prohibits a person from collecting another voter's ballot, with certain exceptions. The prohibition would not apply to an election official, postal worker, caregiver, family member, household member, or an acquaintance. Any such individuals that are caregivers, family members, household members or acquaintances would be required to sign a registry at the polling place or the election administrator's office when delivering the ballot and are required to provide the following information: the individual's name, address, and phone number; the voter's name and address; and the individual's relationship to the voter. An individual who violates any provision within LR-129 could be fined $500 for each ballot unlawfully collected.

YES on Legislative Referendum LR-129 691 / 1374

50.29%

NO on Legislative Referendum LR-129 683 / 1374

49.71%

FOR INITIATIVE NO. 185 (I-185)

INITIATIVE NO. 185
A LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION
I-185 raises taxes on all tobacco products, amends the definition to include e-cigarettes and vaping products, and dedicates funds. Taxes are increased by $2.00 per pack of cigarettes for a total tax of $3.70 per pack. Taxes on moist snuff increase to the greater of 83% of wholesale or $3.70 per 1.2 ounces. The tax rate increases by 33% of the wholesale price for all other tobacco products including new taxes on e-cigarettes and vaping products. I-185 eliminates the sunset date for expanded Medicaid services for certain low-income adults, which otherwise ends June 30, 2019. I-185 dedicates a percentage of these increased tax revenues for: certain health-related programs, including some of the costs for Montana’s current Medicaid program; veterans’ services; smoking prevention and cessation programs; and long-term care services for seniors and people with disabilities.

New revenue from increases in tobacco taxes will generate $74.3 million per year by 2023. Revenues may decline as fewer people use tobacco. The State must pay a percentage of the cost of the extended Medicaid services, which increases from 6.77% in 2019 to a cap of 10% by 2021.

YES ON INITIATIVE I-185 807 / 1373

58.78%

NO ON INITIATIVE I-185 566 / 1373

41.22%

FOR INITIATIVE NO. 186 (I-186)

INITIATIVE NO. 186
A LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION
I-186 requires the Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for any new hardrock mines in Montana unless the reclamation plan provides clear and convincing evidence that the mine will not require perpetual treatment of water polluted by acid mine drainage or other contaminants. The terms “perpetual treatment,” “perpetual leaching,” and “contaminants” within I-186 are not fully defined and would require further definition from the Montana Legislature or through Department of Environmental Quality rulemaking.
I-186 will cost $115,360 in its first fiscal year, increasing to $118,767 by fiscal year 2021. These costs are associated with more staff for environmental review for mining permit applications and anticipated litigation.

YES ON INITIATIVE I-186 712 / 1371

51.93%

NO ON INITIATIVE I-186 659 / 1371

48.07%

What grade-level are you?

Grades K-6 330 / 1369

24.11%

Grades 7-12 1039 / 1369

75.89%

Which food is your favorite School Lunch?

Pizza 143 / 326

43.87%

Chicken Nuggets 69 / 326

21.17%

PB & J 24 / 326

7.36%

Hamburger 90 / 326

27.61%

Which Cartoons are your favorite?

Teen Titans 76 / 324

23.46%

The Amazing World of Gumball 64 / 324

19.75%

Sponge Bob Square Pants 124 / 324

38.27%

Rick and Morty 60 / 324

18.52%

What is your favorite sport?

Football 298 / 1048

28.44%

Baseball 140 / 1048

13.36%

Basketball 386 / 1048

36.83%

Soccer 224 / 1048

21.37%

Who is your favorite current athlete?

Lebron James 410 / 1047

39.16%

Serena Williams 164 / 1047

15.66%

J.J. Watt 254 / 1047

24.26%

Lindsey Vonn 219 / 1047

20.92%

Which Artist or Band is your favorite?

Ed Sheeran 177 / 1046

16.92%

Taylor Swift 108 / 1046

10.33%

Imagine Dragons 558 / 1046

53.35%

Beyonce 203 / 1046

19.41%

Thank you Montana for voting!

3.67 / 1358 votes