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Montana establishes 5 election offices on tribal land


HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch announced Monday that five new satellite elections offices are set to open on tribal lands across Montana in advance of this year's elections.

The satellite offices are a result of a directive issued last fall by McCulloch, the state's chief election officer, to comply with a 2014 settlement over a federal lawsuit brought by Native Americans two years prior under the federal Voting Rights Act.

The lawsuit asserted that the remote locations of some reservations presented undue burden on Native Americans because of the distance needed to travel to the nearest ballot box.


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