With the mid-term election right around the corner, the ACLU of Montana is working to ensure that all eligible voters can exercise their fundamental right to vote.
Last week, we sent a letter to every election administrator in the state, reminding them that they have a responsibility to ensure that our elections are free and fair. In particular, we pointed out that the Satellite Election Offices serving remote communities in Indian Country are critical access points for many Indigenous people who would otherwise need to travel long distances (sometimes more than 100 miles) just to get to the polls. Satellite Election Offices must generally follow the same rules as other polling places.
We reminded county officials of their obligation to do the following:
- Sign up to be a poll watcher: Poll watchers help to ensure that elections are administered smoothly and lawfully. Sign up with one of our partner organizations to be a poll watcher.
- Report voter suppression: If you are a victim or witness to voter suppression or intimidation of any kind, our staff and volunteer attorneys are on standby to answer your questions. Call 406-204-0287.