Low turnout reported for disputed Rocky Boy election

Turnout was low for an election held Tuesday on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana, The Havre Daily News reported. But a Bureau of Indian Affairs official said there were enough votes to move forward.

The Chippewa Cree Grassroots People was protesting the election, saying not all tribal members were informed. The BIA is responsible for mailing letters to registered voters.

The election centered on several changes to the tribe's laws and constitution. Dual enrollment, a controversial issue, was not on the ballot.

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BIA says Rocky Boy's secretarial election appears valid (The Great Falls Tribune 1/8)
Election goes forward; vote total expected Friday (The Havre Daily News 1/7)

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