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Sally Mauk: Welcome to 'Campaign Beat,' our weekly political analysis program. I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana Political Science Professor Rob Saldin and veteran Capital Reporter Chuck Johnson.

Absentee voting is officially underway in Montana.

Friday, October 12 is the deadline for county election officials to mail absentee ballots for November’s election.

Two Dot is in Wheatland County, between White Sulpher Springs and Harlowton
Mike Cline

A grizzly bear killed a cow calf early this week near Two Dot in central Montana, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

“It’s in an area that bears haven’t been for several decades,” says FWP Spokesperson Greg Lemon.

Mistakes In Montana Voter Guide Cost $265,000

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An image of part of the email from Montana's Secretary of State office announcing errors in the state Voter Information Pamphlet
Montana Secretary of State's office

The official Montana voter information pamphlet many voters have received contains formatting errors. An addendum correcting them has now been mailed out at a total cost of more than $265,000.

In an email yesterday, Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton announced that the one page addendum was being mailed.

Jeannette Rankin, the first and only woman Montana has sent to Congress.
Library of Congress/ WNYC Studios

MTPR'S Eric Whitney interviews WNYC's Mara Silvers, a Montana native, about the podcast episode she produced for WNYC's United States of Anxiety podcast, which you can find here: "The Original Nasty Woman."

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