Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer Linda McCulloch recently announced the establishment of thirteen additional voting offices on Montana’s American Indian reservations for the upcoming 2016 elections. They will be located across nine counties and will serve six Tribal Nations, and will be providing early voting and late registration on select days leading up to election day.

The creation of these offices - often called “satellite offices” because they are an extension of the central county election office - follows upon a directive issued by Secretary McCulloch in October of 2015.

Although election day polling locations have long existed to serve American Indians, satellite offices allow for late registration and early voting in the month preceding the election day. McCulloch noted that in the absence of such offices, an American Indian might otherwise need to make a long and potentially costly trip to the county headquarters.