Western Native Voice is disappointed to announce that House Bill 176 has passed the House on a vote of 64-34. House Bill 176 would end same-day voter registration in Montana.
“House Bill 176 is an attempt to disenfranchise rural and Native communities. Over 60,000 Montanans have used same-day voter registration since 2006. Montana voters have always viewed same-day voter registration as a hallmark of our democracy. In fact, a recent poll of 356,304 Montanans showed that 57% of our population stands against repealing election day registration. This House vote goes against the will of the people. We hope that the Senate will right this wrong and ensure that same-day voter registration stays,” said Keaton Sunchild, WNV Political Director.
House Bill 176 will now move to the Montana Senate where Western Native Voice and others will work to continue to ensure this bill does not pass.