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Legals for April, 12 2023

| April 12, 2023 12:00 AM

No. 1764 NOTICE OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of School District No. 6 (Columbia Falls), Flathead County, Montana, that pursuant to a certain resolution duly adopted by the Board on February 13, 2023, an annual Trustee election of the registered voters of the Elementary School District will be held by mail ballot election on May 2, 2023 for the purpose of electing Trustees to fill the three year expiring terms of current Elementary District Trustees Barbara Riley, Keri Hill, and Dean Chisholm. The election will be conducted by the District Clerk solely by mail ballot.  Ballots will be mailed to all eligible registered voters in the Elementary School District on April 17, 2023, and must be returned by each voter, by mail to the Flathead County Election Office, 290 N. Main Street Suite B, Kalispell, MT 59901, or in person to the District Clerk, Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana, during shortened business hours (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), April 17, 2023 through May 1, 2023, or between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, May 2, 2023.  On Election Day, May 2, 2023, the only place for deposit of voted ballots will be the office of the District Clerk, Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana, which will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and all ballots must be in the office of the District Clerk by 8:00 p.m. in order to be counted.  All ballots will be tallied in accordance with Montana law with the preliminary results, if known, expected to be released after 8:00 p.m. on that day. A qualified voter who will be absent from the Elementary School District during the time the election is being conducted may: (a) vote in person in the office of the District Clerk as soon as the ballots are available (April 12, 2023) and until noon on May 1, 2023; or (b) make a written request prior to noon on May 1, 2023, signed by the applicant and addressed to the office of the District Clerk requesting the ballot be mailed to an address other than that which appears on the registration records.  All ballots to be mailed will be mailed no later than April 28, 2023. An elector may obtain a replacement ballot if his ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by the elector by personally appearing at the office of the District Clerk and by: (a) signing an affidavit form stating the reason for the request for replacement; and (b) if the reason given for replacement is “spoiled ballot,” by returning the spoiled ballot to the office of the District Clerk. Ballots may be returned in person at the place of deposit listed above, or returned by mail. If returning by mail, please use the then-prevailing first-class-postage price or one Forever Stamp. Postmark date does not apply; ballots returned by mail must be received by the 8:00 p.m. Election Day deadline to be counted. Please note, all electors, as defined in MCA 20-20-301, are those who reside within the Elementary School District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on April 3, 2023. For electors who miss the close of registration deadline, late registration is available through the office of the Flathead County Election Administrator until noon on May 1, 2023. DATED this 3rd day of April, 2023. /s/ Dustin Zuffelato District Clerk April 12, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________