Eastern Band chief weighs absentee voting bill

The chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is considering legislation to change the way absentee voting is conducted.

The tribal council wrote the bill in response to a tribal Supreme Court decision that would basically eliminate all absentee voting. More than half of the ballots cast in a 2005 election were absentee, The Asheville Citizen-Times reported.

Principal Chief Michell Hicks has until December 31 to decide whether to accept or veto the bill.

Get the Story:
Cherokee chief could veto voting legislation (The Asheville Citizen-Times 12/12)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Band of Cherokee - http://www.cherokee-nc.com

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