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Satellite Voting Offices For Indian Reservations

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A group of tribal leaders want Montana secretary of state Linda McCulloch to order all counties with Native American reservations to create satellite voting offices for the 2016 elections. 

According to reports, the letter from the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council said offices should be opened in ten counties to allow American Indians to vote absentee and register late in person. A lawsuit settlement won the right to open satellite offices on the Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Fort Belknap reservations. A satellite office also was opened on the Blackfeet reservation for the 2014 elections.

McCulloch said she has always supported satellite offices and Indian voting rights and that necessary steps are being taken for those offices to be in place by the 2016 elections.

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