The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council is pressing Secretary of State Linda McCulloch to establish satellite voting offices for Native Americans in 10 Montana counties. A letter from the council is on its way to McCulloch, calling on her to “issue a directive to Montana counties that have American Indian Reservations within their boundaries telling the counties that they must establish satellite voting offices for in-person absentee voting and later voter registration on those Indian Reservations within their boundaries for the upcoming 2016 general election for the full 30 day late registration and absentee voting period, including election day.”
The letter lists locations for satellite offices in Montana as Lame Deer and Busby on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation; Crow Agency, Lodge Grass and Pryor on the Crow Reservation; Poplar and Frazer on the Fort Peck Reservation; Hays, Lodge Pole and Fort Belknap on the Fort Belknap Reservation; Browning and Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Reservation; and Pablo on the Flathead reservations.
“We want them there and that’s what we’re entitled to,” said Tom Rodgers, a tribal issues activist who worked on the Wandering Medicine lawsuit and the letter and the Jack Abramoff case whistleblower.
Full Article: Tribal leaders demand satellite voting offices.