by Martin Kidston, Missoula Current
Missoula County commissioners approved changes to the by-laws governing the Election Advisory Committee on Wednesday, though the newly created positions will have to wait for a vacancy.
The seven-member committee, currently comprised of several at-large members and one representative from both the Democratic and Republican parties, will be joined by a member of the Libertarian Party and a student representative from higher education.
“The EAC felt there was such a large student population that it was really important that they had input from a student who’s a voter in higher education,” said Dori Brownlow, director of the county’s development district. “A lot of what the EAC does is access to voting issues, and the student member advises the EAC on issues specific to students.”..
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