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mso-list-template-ids:477817136;} @list l0:level1 {mso-level-number-format:bullet; mso-level-text:; mso-level-tab-stop:.5in; mso-level-number-position:left; text-indent:-.25in; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Symbol;} ol {margin-bottom:0in;} ul {margin-bottom:0in;} body { margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; } --> </style> </head> <body lang=EN-US link="#CC6600" vlink="#CC6600" style='tab-interval:.5in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0in;background:#6FA1C6;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=600 style='width:6.25in;mso-cellspacing:0in;background:white;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=620 style='width:465.0pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=10 cellpadding=0 width=620 style='width:465.0pt;mso-cellspacing:7.5pt;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=style1 align=center style='text-align:center'><span class=style81><span style='font-size:15.0pt'>Secretary of State Linda McCulloch's Newsletter</span></span><span style='color:#333399'><br> </span><span class=style101><span style='font-size:15.0pt;color:#3399FF'>A Commitment to Open Government</span></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><img width=600 height=146 id="_x0000_i1025" src="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/admin/temp/newsletters/37/centervillemt.jpg" alt="Secretary of State Linda McCulloch January 2011 Newsletter" title=centervillemt.jpg><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width="50%" valign=top style='width:50.0%;padding:7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt'> <p class=style1><span class=style81><span style='font-size:15.0pt'>January 5, 2011</span></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>It's the New Year, and the 62nd Montana Legislature has convened at the State Capitol in Helena. For the next four months, state Legislators will be busy debating the future of Montana. As Secretary of State, I encourage you to participate in this year's legislative session by voicing your opinion on the issues. Civic engagement in government is important for every Montanan. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Have a Happy New Year!</span>&nbsp;</p> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow: yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Best Regards,<br> </span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img width=90 height=42 id="_x0000_i1026" src="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/admin/temp/newsletters/29/lindasig.gif" alt="Signature of Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch" border=0></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Legislative Resources</span></strong><span class=style91><span style='font-size:9.0pt;mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"'> </span></span><span class=style91><span style='font-size:9.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></span></p> <ul type=disc> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=88&amp;F=H">SOS Legislative Agenda</a></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=92&amp;F=H">2011 Session Calendar</a><o:p></o:p></span></li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=91&amp;F=H">Watch or Listen to What's Happening</a><o:p></o:p></span></li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=90&amp;F=H">Contact a Legislator</a><o:p></o:p></span></li> <li class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;tab-stops:list .5in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=89&amp;F=H">Legislative Leadership</a><o:p></o:p></span></li> </ul> </td> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'></td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=260 style='width:195.0pt;mso-cellspacing:0in;background:#DAE6FF; border:solid #000099 1.0pt;mso-border-alt:solid #000099 .75pt; mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt:7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt'> <p><em><b><span style='font-family:"times","serif";color:navy'>Nearly half (47.15%) of the people who voted in the 2010 General Election voted&nbsp;by absentee ballot.</span></b></em><strong><span style='color:navy'>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> <td width="50%" valign=top style='width:50.0%;padding:7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><img border=0 width=175 height=243 id="_x0000_i1027" src="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/admin/temp/newsletters/37/mcculloughmedium.jpg" alt="Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch" title=mcculloughmedium.jpg><br> <span class=style91><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Montana Secretary of State</span></span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><br> <span class=style91>Linda McCulloch</span><br> <br> </span><strong><span style='amp'><span style='font-size:13.5pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#660000'>In This Issue:</span></span></strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="#VIP">Vote-by-Mail Election Legislation </a></span></b></p> <p class=style9><a href="#business"><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Notice for Businesses</span></strong></a> <br> <br> <b><a href="#notary"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Montana Notary of the Year</span></a><br> </b><br> <strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="#im">Information Management Shifts Gears</a></span></strong><br> &nbsp;&nbsp; <br> <strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="#calendar">2011 Election Calendar </a></span></strong><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><br> <br> <strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><a href="#stats">Election Statistics</a></span></strong></span></b></p> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3'> <td style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0in;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td style='padding:15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt'> <p class=style3><a name=VIP></a><span class=style41><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Vote-by-Mail Election Legislation</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_s1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="Vote-By-Mail HB 130" style='position:absolute;margin-left:185pt;margin-top:0;width:225pt; height:125.25pt;z-index:251658240;mso-wrap-distance-left:3.75pt; mso-wrap-distance-top:0;mso-wrap-distance-right:3.75pt; mso-wrap-distance-bottom:0;mso-position-horizontal:right; mso-position-horizontal-relative:text; mso-position-vertical-relative:line' o:allowoverlap="f"> <v:imagedata src="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/admin/temp/newsletters/37/vote-by-mail12c2a.gif"/> <w:wrap type="square"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=300 height=167 src="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/admin/temp/newsletters/37/vote-by-mail12c2a.gif" align=right hspace=5 style='float:right' alt="Vote-By-Mail HB 130" title=vote-by-mail12c2a.gif v:shapes="_x0000_s1026"><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>In 2010, I facilitated bipartisan meetings with county elections officials and voter groups to consider enhancements to Montana's election laws. The workgroup addressed many important issues, including the success counties have experienced with Vote-By-Mail for school, municipal and other local elections.</span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>After a year of research and discussion, we came up with a compromise bill that carefully implements Vote-By-Mail for all local, municipal, state and federal elections in Montana. The legislation would take effect January 1, 2012. Read the <a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=93&amp;F=H">full text of HB 130</a>. </span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=right width=300 style='width:225.0pt;mso-cellspacing:0in; background:whitesmoke;border:solid #000099 1.0pt;mso-border-alt:solid #000099 .75pt; mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-table-lspace:2.25pt;mso-table-rspace:2.25pt; mso-table-anchor-vertical:paragraph;mso-table-anchor-horizontal:column; mso-table-left:right;mso-table-top:middle;mso-padding-alt:7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow: yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt 7.5pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:blue'>Sign Up and Save!</span></strong></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>My email alert system has helped save businesses <strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>$150,000</span></strong> in late fees. <a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=2&amp;F=H">Sign up </a>and I'll send you timely reminders about important filing deadlines.</span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p><a name=business></a><strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Notice for Businesses</span></strong></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Thank you to the 92,000 businesses that filed their Annual Report online in 2010. By supporting the office's online services, you continue to help save valuable time, money and resources for businesses and state government. Let s keep the momentum going in 2011!</span></p> <p><strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>File 2011 Annual Report Online</span></strong><b><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><br> </span></b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'><br> </span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Businesses can file their 2011 Annual Report online beginning now through April 15. Annual Reports must be updated, signed and returned to this office with the accompanying fee by <br> 5:00 p.m. on April 15. Postmarks are not accepted. </span><a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=8&amp;F=H"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>File online</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>.</span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>If you have any questions or concerns about filing your 2011 Annual Report, contact <a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=8&amp;F=H">our office</a>. Please have your Folder ID number available when calling.</span></p> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><img border=0 width=300 height=144 id="_x0000_i1029" src="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/admin/temp/newsletters/37/business1.gif" alt=business1.gif title=business1.gif></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 align=right width=208 style='width:156.0pt;mso-cellspacing:0in; mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-table-lspace:2.25pt;mso-table-rspace:2.25pt; mso-table-anchor-vertical:paragraph;mso-table-anchor-horizontal:column; mso-table-left:right;mso-table-top:middle;mso-padding-alt:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p class=style9 align=center style='text-align:center'><img border=0 width=200 height=220 id="_x0000_i1031" src="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/admin/temp/newsletters/37/lindaandcarolyn.jpg" alt=lindaandcarolyn.jpg title=lindaandcarolyn.jpg>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Carolyn Barton and Secretary of State Linda McCulloch</span></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p><a name=notary></a><strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Montana Notary of the Year</span></strong></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Congratulations to Carolyn Barton from Glacier Bank in Kalispell! Barton has been selected to represent the notary community as the <a href="http://www.montanasecretaryofstate.net/emailmarketer/link.php?M=152004&amp;N=196&amp;L=13&amp;F=H">2010 Montana Notary of the Year</a>.</span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Barton was selected from a strong field of candidates for demonstrating exceptional services and high standards of practice as a notary public for more than 25 years. She notarizes all types of business documents and recently became certified by our office to&nbsp;train new notaries at Glacier Bank. <br> <br> Congratulations Carolyn Barton!</span></p> <div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'> <hr size=2 width="100%" align=center> </span></div> <p><a name=im></a><strong><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Information Management Shifts Gears</span></strong></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>With more official records and information being "born digitally", we must continue to expand the traditional roles of hardcopy recordkeeping to encompass the management and preservation of digital official&nbsp;records.</span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles (GARP<span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>&reg;</span>) has recently been released by an information management association known as ARMA International, and is expected&nbsp;to pass formal&nbsp;adoption.</span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>GARP&reg;&nbsp;addresses the standards that ensure effective and efficient use of information in enabling an organization to achieve its goals while meeting legal and regulatory requirements. This is intended to&nbsp;protect the agency in the use of information assets and ensure&nbsp;all official records&nbsp;are&nbsp;secure for our customers. 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