- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A Montana county will offer full-time election services at a satellite office on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation through the November general election.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/1ZGmtQg ) that Indian voting rights activists have praised Glacier County officials’ plan to open the satellite office in Browning. It will offer voter registration, late registration, early voting and ballot drop-off through November 8.

Election offices are required on reservations after a 2012 lawsuit, but some counties were only providing services three days a week.

South Dakota-based nonprofit Four Directions, which supports Indian voting rights, worked with the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council on the issue. Four Directions consultant Bret Healy says the move will bring a fully-functional in-person election office to the most heavily populated reservation in Montana.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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