The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Dear Editor - HB 325

 


Dear Editor,

If passed by the voters, HB 325 would amend MCA 3-2-101 to do away with state at large elections for supreme court justices, and provide for elections in newly created separate districts. In my opinion, the bill is severely flawed.

The current state at large elections grants citizens the right to vote for all seats on the court. HB 325 significantly erodes voting rights, by restricting individuals to vote for only one seat on the court for the district in which they reside. For this reason alone, this bill should be rejected.

Article VII of the state constitution, (The Jud...



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