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Tribes Sue S.D. For Voter Law Violations

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Two tribes are suing the South Dakota Secretary of State and three state agencies for violating federal voter registration laws.

The Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes filed in South Dakota federal court on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires certain state agencies to offer unsolicited help with registration. A lawyer with the Native American Rights Fund says South Dakota simply doesn't do it.

A request for comment from the SD Secretary of State has not yet been acknowledged.

Victoria Wicks has this report for SD Public Broadcasting.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007.