- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana’s secretary of state has announced that more than a dozen satellite voting offices have been established on the state’s American Indian reservations ahead of the June 7 primary election.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/1spWNfl ) the 13 offices will serve six tribal nations in nine counties. The announcement Tuesday comes after tribal leaders called on Secretary of State Linda McCulloch last year to open the offices to ensure American Indians had equal access to voting.

McCulloch says the newly created offices will be open on select days in the month leading up to the primary.

Most Montana reservations have local polling places for Election Day, but satellite offices provide more services, such as late registration and in-person absentee voting, that are typically only available at the county elections office.

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

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