Plaintiffs in voting rights case seek district for reservation
The plaintiffs in a voting rights case say the Wind River Reservation should be its own district in Fremont County.

The plaintiffs, who are members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe, won a ruling that said the county's at-large system dilutes Indian voting rights. They are proposing five districts for the count.

The county has until June 30 to develop a new system. A final hearing is set for August 13, four days before a primary election.

Keja Whiteman, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, was elected a county commissioner in 2006.

Get the Story:
Official: Voting process 'in chaos' (AP 5/4)

Lawsuit Documents:
Large v. Fremont County (ACLU)

Earlier Story:
Indians win voting rights lawsuit (The Casper Star-Tribune 4/30)

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