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Advocates Concerned About Voting By Mail On Native American Nations

Native American voting rights advocates are cautioning against states moving to mail-in ballots without giving opportunities for tribal members to vote safely in person. 

The Native American Rights Fund released a wide-ranging report Thursday on voting rights. In it, the group outlines challenges that could arise as states begin to rely more on mail-in ballots. 

The report says online voter registaration could be hampered by by spotty internet service, or none at all, on tribal nations. They also worry ballots will be delivered to Post Office boxes that are rarely checked, as well as low voter turnout beccause of a general reluctance to vote by mail.