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US Proposal Would Ease Voting Access for American Indians

Thursday, 21 May 2015 04:38 PM

The Justice Department is proposing legislation to make it easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives to vote.

A legislative proposal sent to Congress on Thursday would require states that are home to Indian reservations or tribal lands to have at least one polling place in a site selected by the tribal government.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch says American Indians and Alaska Natives currently face "significant and unnecessary barriers" at the polls.

The proposal would also force states to make voting machines and ballots available at tribally located polling places, and to use the same voting procedures that are in place at other polling locations.

Tribes with large populations or territories would also be able to request more than one polling place.

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