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Election Officials: voter fraud not a problem in Montana

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Great Falls - On Monday, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump made claims that voter fraud is happening here in the U.S., even going so far as to claim that some voting booths could be rigged.

However, those who are familiar with the elections process here in Montana say that's completely false. On Wednesday, KFBB spoke with Rina Moore, who's the Clerk and Recorder here in Cascade County, and she says  that voter fraud is unheard of here in Montana. 

In fact, she says it hasn't happened here in at least three decades. She says it's because the elections offices here have a solid system in place. At the county level, voters are canceled out of their system if they move out of state or if they are deceased.If someone moves here from another state, such as Florida for example, our Secretary of State's office would alert Florida's office.that a new voter is registering here now, and if a voter moves from one county here to another,.the local elections offices can immediately pull that person's voting record into their system as well. 

"And so say they've got a ballot out in Gallatin County. We've got to call Gallatin County, have that ballot voided out of the system before we can accept their voting record into Cascade County and issue them a ballot from here so we're positive the ballot has been voided out of Gallatin County," said Moore. 

Now, in order to vote here in Montana..first you'll need to show that you've lived here for at least 30 days, and you'll also need to show your Montana driver's license. 

If you don't have one yet, you can provide the last four digits of your social security number. You can actually register to vote up until polls close here on Election Day, but elections office workers recommend you do it sooner rather than later to avoid long wait times. 

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