SD Board Defers Stand On Indian Voting Stations
by KDLT News
July 31, 2013 3:39 PM
A South Dakota elections panel has declined, at least for now, to go on record as supporting a plan to set up satellite voter registration and absentee voting offices on three American Indian reservations.
The State Election Board voted 4-3 against a plan to support the satellite voting stations after some members said they first need to find out whether federal funds can be used for the stations.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission will be asked whether federal money can be used for the three stations.
Three Indian tribes and a voting-rights group have asked South Dakota to use federal money to set up satellite voting stations at Fort Thompson on the Crow Creek Reservation, Wanblee on the Pine Ridge Reservation and Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River Reservation.