Monday, October 27, 2008

In South Dakota, Native Americans Face Voting Roadblocks


In South Dakota, Native Americans Face Voting Roadblocks
by Charles Michael RayListen to Full Story Here [4 min 7 sec]

http://www. npr. org/templates/story/story. php?storyId=96154277

All Things Considered, October 26, 2008 · Early voting in the United States is giving voters easier access to the polls. But if you're a Native American on the Rosebud or Pine Ridge reservations in South Dakota, early voting is not so easy. Most South Dakotans have the option to vote early in person at their local county courthouse or polling place. But this is not an option offered to these two reservations, which can't afford courthouses and are too poor to hire a full time country auditor. Voting rights advocates are crying foul.


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