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Lincoln County's election officials resign, raising questions about upcoming elections

The entire Lincoln County elections office recently resigned. That’s raising questions about whether upcoming school board elections will move forward.

Lincoln County Clerk and Recorder Robin Benson, county Election Administrator Paula Buff and an administrative assistant all resigned from their posts last week, according to the county. It’s unclear what prompted the three workers to resign. The resignation letters were not released.

The county has appointed an interim clerk and recorder ahead of school board elections in May. A request for comment about whether the county will be able to carry out those elections was not returned by deadline.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.
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