MONTANA SECRETARY OF STATE

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MONTANA SECRETARY OF STATE

In The News

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21 Dec: Big Timber Pioneer

By Jeffrey Durham Pioneer Editor Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton met with government and business people in Big Timber during a two-day “Things that Matter” tour on Dec. 12 and 13. Saying he “had a great time” in Sweet Grass County, he sought feedback from business people about how the state and particularly his office can help them to thrive. His tour included speaking to a lunchtime chamber of commerce discussion group at the Grand Hotel. He told the group that the state is “going digital” with its business registry. He also noted that his philosophy is to develop resources on state trust lands instead of “the government locking up lands.” The Republican, a former state senator from Billings, also praised the turnout and success of the Nov. 6 General Election count in Montana. Sweet Grass County is one of “about six” counties in the state that continue to hand-count ballots, calling that a surefire way to defend against computer hacking of ballot counts. “You can’t hack what’s not online,” he added. “I was very impressed. We had a really high turnout and some long lines some places, but I thought it went very well,” Stapleton said. “All the…

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MEETING THE DEMANDS

OF A DIGITAL WORLD

GOING DIGITAL

As Montana’s Business Officer, Secretary Stapleton is committed to giving the highest support for the small businesses which form the backbone of Montana’s economy.

IMPROVEMENTS ARE INEVITABLE

On the day Secretary Stapleton took office, he started implementing changes to the computer system (SIMS) which serves the 160,000 businesses registering annually.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

Before Secretary Stapleton implemented his new digital services, customers were spending as much as 43 hours a day, collectively, waiting on the phone to be helped.

LOGISTICS

You cannot manage what you do not measure. The new digital systems put in place make it easier to audit the process of our Montana business services.

Montana Secretary of State – Corey Stapleton
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