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15 Native Americans Suing Montana Officials over Election Access

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A group of 15 Native Americans are suing state and local officials because of a lack of satellite voter registration locations on Montana reservations.

The plaintiffs argue that the lack of nearby stations makes it difficult for late registration on the reservations and that this difficulty constitutes an unconstitutional denial of access.

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Communications Director for Secretary of State Linda McCullough, Terri McCoy says that the “the Secretary of State does not have the authority to mandate that the counties hold these satellite voting locations. Secretary McCullough is in full support of these satellite locations and in full support of increasing accessibility for everyone, not just Native Americans, but everyone.”

McCoy says that if the counties permit, the Secretary of State’s office would “do everything in its power” to make sure new satellite voting stations are a success.”

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