Montana to open satellite voting office on Blackfeet Reservation

Plaintiffs and supporters in Wandering Medicine voting rights case. Photo by Joseph Zummo / Reporting from Indian Country

The state of Montana will open a satellite voting office on the Blackfeet Nation.

The office will be open two days a week for 30 days prior to the November general election. Tribal members and reservation residents will be able to register to vote and submit absentee ballots.

“State law requires late voter registration to be done in person at the county election office, or at the location designated by the county Election Administrator,” Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said in a press release. “Satellite offices bring those services directly to the reservation, which will provide a more convenient voting option in some areas.”

The state recently settled Wandering Medicine v. McCulloch, an Indian voting rights case, and agreed to open voting offices in Indian Country.

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