BOULDER, Mont. – Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen visited with students, election officials, and one of Montana’s historic local businesses during a trip to Jefferson County on Wednesday.
Secretary Jacobsen continued her campaign promise of delivering United States and Montana Constitutions to students, discussing the importance of each document at Jefferson High School. Students read the Preamble of each constitution and asked the secretary questions about her role and the responsibilities of the Office of the Secretary of State.
She also invited them to participate in the US Constitution Contest and this fall’s YouthVote Program, as well as encouraging them to become registered voters when eligible.
“Today was another great visit with educated students interested in learning about our government and how it operates,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Thank you to the staff and students at Jefferson High School for the honor of visiting and sharing the work of our great staff.”
Secretary Jacobsen also met with Jefferson County clerk and recorder and election administrator Ginger Kunz to discuss the upcoming November General Election. Kunz and election officials across the state are preparing for the November 8th election, including prepping absentee ballots and voting for military and overseas citizens.
“Ginger Kunz and the staff at the Jefferson County election office are working hard to provide a great experience for their voters,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “I always enjoy visiting with our election officials and seeing how hard they work on behalf of Montana voters.”
As Montana’s new business registrations continue to grow, Secretary Jacobsen toured one of the state’s historic businesses, the Boulder Hot Springs Inn, Spa, and Retreat Center. The first buildings were constructed in 1863, according to its website, and the property has a long history of changing ownership. The Boulder Hot Springs Hotel Company first registered with the state in 1891.
Guest rooms throughout the property are furnished with antiques and art, while visitors can soak in the outdoor pool and indoor steam room and plunges. Secretary Jacobsen also learned of the legend of Simone, the friendly ghost of the Hot Springs.
“What a beautiful property filled with treasured history,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “It was incredible hearing the stories, seeing the antiques, and imagining the guests – including former Presidents and celebrities – appreciating everything Boulder Hot Springs has to offer.”
“Boulder and Jefferson County boast hard-working neighbors and dedicated voters,” she continued. “It was an honor to meet with them and hear about the great things happening in the community.”