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					                           OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
           STATE OF MONTANA                              MADISON COUNTY                              NOVEMBER 4, 2008
           VOTE IN ALL COLUMNS                    ============================               ============================
         INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS                        FEDERAL AND STATE                          FEDERAL AND STATE
    1.   TO VOTE, BLACKEN (       ) THE OVAL                 (CONTINUED)                              (CONTINUED)
         COMPLETELY, AN OVAL BLACKENED            ============================               ============================
         COMPLETELY TO THE LEFT OF THE          FOR GOVERNOR AND LT. GOVERNOR                     FOR SUPREME COURT
         CANDIDATE OR BALLOT ISSUE                        (VOTE IN ONE OVAL)                        CHIEF JUSTICE
         INDICATES A VOTE FOR THAT                   BRIAN SCHWEITZER                                    (VOTE FOR ONE)
         CANDIDATE OR A VOTE ON THE                    DEMOCRAT FOR GOVERNOR
         BALLOT ISSUE.
    2.   TO WRITE IN A NAME, BLACKEN THE             JOHN BOHLINGER                                 RON WATERMAN
         OVAL (     ) TO THE LEFT OF THE               DEMOCRAT FOR LT. GOVERNOR                    (Nominated w/out party designation)
         LINE PROVIDED AND WRITE IN THE
         NAME (OR AFFIX A PRE-PRINTED                ROY BROWN                                      MIKE MCGRATH
         LABEL) IN THE BLANK SPACE(S) FOR              REPUBLICAN FOR GOVERNOR                      (Nominated w/out party designation)
         THE WRITE-IN CANDIDATE(S) FOR               STEVE DAINES
         WHOM YOU WISH TO VOTE.                        REPUBLICAN FOR LT. GOVERNOR               ____________________________
    3.   DO NOT CROSS OUT. IF YOU MAKE A                                                   ___________________________________
         MISTAKE OR CHANGE YOUR MIND,                STAN JONES                                     FOR SUPREME COURT
         EXCHANGE YOUR BALLOT FOR A NEW                LIBERTARIAN FOR GOVERNOR                          JUSTICE #3
         ONE.                                                                              Shall Supreme Court Justice #3 Patricia
         USE ONLY THE PENCIL PROVIDED                MICHAEL BAKER
                                                                                           Cotter of the Supreme Court of the state of
              VOTE IN ALL COLUMNS                      LIBERTARIAN FOR LT. GOVERNOR
                                                                                           Montana be retained in office for another
                VOTE BOTH SIDES                                                            term?
                                                     ________________________________
   =============================                                                                    YES
                                                     FOR GOVERNOR
        FEDERAL AND STATE
   =============================                                                                    NO
                                                      ________________________________
 FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT                     FOR LT. GOVERNOR
                                                                                           Fill in the oval before the word "YES" if you
         (VOTE IN ONE OVAL)                    ________________________________________
                                                                                           wish the official to remain in the office. Fill in
         RON PAUL                                    FOR SECRETARY OF STATE                the oval before the word "NO" if you do not
          CONSTITUTION FOR PRESIDENT                        (VOTE FOR ONE)                 wish the official to remain in the office.
         MICHAEL PEROUTKA                            SIEGLINDE SHARBONO                    ____________________________________
          CONSTITUTION FOR VICE PRESIDENT              CONSTITUTION                                 FOR STATE SENATOR
                                                                                                        DISTRICT 36
         BOB BARR                                    BRAD JOHNSON                                        (VOTE FOR ONE)
          LIBERTARIAN FOR PRESIDENT                    REPUBLICAN
         WAYNE ALLEN ROOT                                                                           LYNN BROWN GILES
          LIBERTARIAN FOR VICE PRESIDENT             LINDA MCCULLOCH                                  DEMOCRAT
                                                       DEMOCRAT
         RALPH NADER                                                                                DEBBY BARRETT
          INDEPENDENT FOR PRESIDENT                   ________________________________                REPUBLICAN
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         MATT GONZALEZ                                FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
          INDEPENDENT FOR VICE PRESIDENT                                                          _____________________________
                                                            (VOTE FOR ONE)                 ____________________________________
         JOHN MCCAIN                                 TIM FOX                                  FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
                                                       REPUBLICAN                                    DISTRICT 71
          REPUBLICAN FOR PRESIDENT
                                                                                                         (VOTE FOR ONE)
         SARAH PALIN                                  STEVE BULLOCK
          REPUBLICAN FOR VICE PRESIDENT
                                                       DEMOCRAT                                     BOB WAGNER
                                                                                                      REPUBLICAN
         BARACK OBAMA                                 ________________________________
          DEMOCRAT FOR PRESIDENT               _________________________________________
         JOE BIDEN                                                                                  KIM MILLER
                                                        FOR STATE AUDITOR                             DEMOCRAT
          DEMOCRAT FOR VICE PRESIDENT                       (VOTE FOR ONE)
                                                     MONICA J. LINDEEN                              _____________________________
         ________________________________              DEMOCRAT
         FOR PRESIDENT                                                                      =============================
                                                                                                 COUNTY NON-PARTISAN
       ________________________________              DUANE GRIMES                           =============================
       FOR VICE PRESIDENT                              REPUBLICAN
                                                                                                FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY
_________________________________________                                                      2 YEAR UNEXPIRED TERM
                                                      ________________________________
     FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR                                                                           (VOTE FOR ONE)
                                               _________________________________________
               (VOTE FOR ONE)
                                                    FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT
                                                      OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION                         CHRIS CHRISTENSEN
         BOB KELLEHER
                                                            (VOTE FOR ONE)
          REPUBLICAN                                                                                ___________________________
                                                     DENISE JUNEAU
                                                       DEMOCRAT
         MAX BAUCUS
          DEMOCRAT
                                                     DONALD J. EISENMENGER
       _________________________________               LIBERTARIAN
__________________________________________
 FOR UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE                    ELAINE SOLLIE HERMAN
               (VOTE FOR ONE)                          REPUBLICAN

         DENNY REHBERG                                ________________________________
          REPUBLICAN                           _________________________________________
                                               FOR PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER,
         JOHN DRISCOLL                                     DISTRICT 3
          DEMOCRAT                                          (VOTE FOR ONE)
                                                     JOHN VINCENT
         MIKE FELLOWS                                  DEMOCRAT
          LIBERTARIAN
                                                     ALAN OLSON
         ________________________________              REPUBLICAN

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                          OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
            STATE OF MONTANA                                         MADISON COUNTY                                      NOVEMBER 4, 2008
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 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO.                                 ============================                       ============================
              44                                         LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NO. 118                                  INITIATIVE NO. 155
     AN AMENDMENT TO THE                                     AN ACT REFERRED BY THE                                    A LAW PROPOSED BY
         CONSTITUTION                                              LEGISLATURE                                          INITIATIVE PETITION
  PROPOSED BY THE LEGISLATURE
                                                         AN ACT SUBMITTING A 6-MILL LEVY                        I-155 establishes the Healthy Montana Kids
                                                                                                                plan to expand and coordinate health
AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE                                 FOR SUPPORT OF THE MONTANA
                                                                                                                coverage for uninsured children under the
QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA                            UNIVERSITY   SYSTEM   TO    THE                        Children's Health Insurance Program
AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VIII,                            ELECTORATE;    AND   PROVIDING                         (CHIP), the Montana Medicaid Program,
                                                         EFFECTIVE    DATES    AND     A                        and employer-sponsored health insurance.
SECTION 13, OF THE MONTANA                                                                                      The State Health Department may: raise
CONSTITUTION TO ALLOW UP TO 25                           TERMINATION DATE.
                                                                                                                income eligibility levels for children under
PERCENT OF      CERTAIN  PUBLIC                                                                                 CHIP and Medicaid; simplify transitions
                                                         The 2007 Legislature submitted this proposal for a     between CHIP and Medicaid coverage;
FUNDS TO BE INVESTED IN PRIVATE                          vote. This proposal asks Montana voters to             provide assistance for children in employer-
CORPORATE CAPITAL STOCK; AND                             continue the 6-mill levy to support the university     sponsored insurance; and work with health
PROVIDING      AN     IMMEDIATE                          system. Without voter approval, the current 6-mill     care providers, schools, organizations, and
                                                         levy to support the university system will expire in   agencies to encourage enrollment of
EFFECTIVE DATE.                                          January 2009. If passed, this proposal would be        uninsured children. Funding for I-155 will
                                                         effective on January 1, 2009 and terminate January     come from a share of the insurance
The 2007 Legislature submitted this proposal for a       1, 2019.                                               premium tax and federal matching funds.
vote. This measure would amend the Montana
Constitution to allow up to 25 percent of all state      According to 2009 revenue estimates, the               I-155 costs an estimated $22 million of state
trust fund assets to be invested in private corporate    projected annual revenue from the 6-mill levy is       funds, paid from the treasury with a share of
capital stock. Currently, the Constitution allows only   $12,505,000 for 2007 and is estimated to grow at       current revenues from the insurance
Retirement Funds and Worker's Compensation               an average growth rate of 3.36% each year              premium tax. Actual expenditures will
Insurance Funds to be invested in private corporate      through tax year 2018.                                 depend on other factors, including the
capital stock.
                                                                                                                amount of federal matching dollars and
                                                                  FOR imposing a levy of 6 mills for            enrollment.
In the short term, it is expected that income will be
                                                                  the support of the Montana uni-
reduced while trust monies are transferred from
bonds to stocks. In the long term, if historical                  versity system.                                        FOR expanding CHIP and
investment performance continues, trust fund                                                                             Medicaid eligibility for
income may increase because aggregate stock                       AGAINST imposing a levy of 6                           uninsured children,
values are expected to appreciate, while bond                     mills for the support of the Montana                   coordinating children's health




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values do not.                                                    university system.                                     coverage, and encouraging
                                                                                                                         enrollment of eligible children.
          FOR allowing up to 25% of all
          public funds presently restricted                                                                              AGAINST expanding CHIP
          to fixed income investments to                                                                                 and Medicaid eligibility for
          be invested in private corporate                                                                               uninsured children,
          capital stock.                                                                                                 coordinating children's health
                                                                                                                         coverage, and encouraging
          AGAINST allowing up to 25% of all                                                                              enrollment of eligible children.
          public funds presently restricted
          to fixed income investments to
          be invested in private corporate
          capital stock.




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