Counties Navigate Restriction On Tribal Land For Primary

Aug 4, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing changes to how people will vote in today’s primary election.

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On tribal land officials are navigating closures, curfews and other restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Early and in-person voting sites on the Navajo Nation in Coconino County in many instances have moved outside to maintain physical distancing. The Havasupai, who live deep in the Grand Canyon, have no confirmed coronavirus cases and have sealed off the reservation from non-tribal members. They’ve shortened the hours for voting to limit interaction among residents.