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Gallatin Co. commissioners give thumbs up for mail-in ballot election this fall

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 13:42:42-04

Just a short time ago, the Gallatin County Commissioners approved mail ballots for the November election, with a 2-1 vote.

Commissioner Skinner was the opposing vote. There were approximately 2 hours of public comment. Numerous people supporting all mail-in spoke online, while many opposed to a mail-in election spoke publicly in person.

Voter fraud and "ballot harvesting" were the main concerns for those opposed to the mail-in ballot. Those supporting the mail-in ballots said they supported the option for health concerns during the Coronavirus pandemic.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.