HELENA, Mont. — Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen was invited to visit with the Rotary Club of Helena on Wednesday during the organization’s weekly meeting.
Secretary Jacobsen provided members with updates from the Secretary of State’s Office, including numerous successes and accomplished goals. Secretary Jacobsen touted Montana’s pro-business climate and low business filing fees, including her recent reduction that cut registration fees for Montana businesses in half.
“We’re excited to make it easier to do business in Montana,” she said. “By cutting red tape, thousands of businesses will benefit with estimated savings of more than a million dollars per year. Montana saw record business growth in 2021, and we look forward to seeing that trend continue for years to come.”
Secretary Jacobsen also updated the Helena Rotary on the current midterm election cycle, including June’s primary election reaching record voter turnout for a Montana midterm primary. She also discussed the state’s best practices, including public pre-election testing of voting equipment, paper ballots, the Postelection Audit Act, and cybersecurity training and election security assessments.
She also praised state and local election officials for their hard work leading up to Election Day.
“Our state and local election officials work hard to create safe, secure, and transparent elections in Montana,” she said. “I join them in reminding all eligible Montanans to register to vote or confirm their registration status as Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) is quickly approaching.”
Club members were also provided with updates from the Montana Land Board, including the August meeting that generated an estimated revenue of more than $100,000 to benefit the Montana Common Schools trust.
“Thank you to the Helena Rotary for the honor of visiting with them and sharing the successes of our office,” said Secretary Jacobsen. “Much like the Helena Rotary, our office is proud of the work we do every day and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share that great work.”