Nine Native American tribes seek to shorten 200 mile trip to early vote
For some Nevada Native American tribes, early voting next week will require a lengthy drive: more than 200 miles round trip. That’s why nine tribes asked the state on Friday to open satellite polling locations on their reservations.
The requests come after a federal judge ordered Nevada to provide early polling locations for two tribes who filed suit, arguing that their members would have had to drive almost 100 miles in order to vote before Election Day.
The state had denied the two tribes’ requests, but on October 7, a federal judge ruled in their favor and ordered Nevada to provide the Pyramid Lake Paiute and Walker River Paiute tribes with early voting locations.