Montana bill would make it easier for Native Americans to vote | Politics

Montana bill would make it easier for Native Americans to vote |  Politics

Due to the number of bills the committee was due to hear on Friday due to the looming transmission deadline, House State Administration Speaker Representative Wendy McKamey of Ulm limited the one minute testimony.

Supporters – including tribal chiefs, Western Native Voice and Montana Native Vote – have testified that the bill would help remove barriers to voting that exist for people living on tribal lands, in part by requiring ballot boxes in communities. cities that are more within 10 miles of a satellite election office.

Dana Corson, director of elections and electoral services in the secretary of state’s office, testified against the bill. He questioned whether granting “special one-stop-access” to tribal members, but not to others living in rural areas, might be problematic.

“You should carefully review the bill to make sure that all voters have the same access,” he said.

Joan Duffield, Rosebud County…

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