Voting by Mail Isn’t So Easy on Native American Reservations
Native Americans have a long history of exclusion from voting, with the U.S. government depriving them of citizenship until 1924.
- Published 27 October 2020
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow one family at a time to check for mail at one of just four such depots scattered across the Rosebud Indian Reservation. With limited polling places on a reservation that’s roughly 2,000 square miles (5,180 square kilometers) and officials pushing people to vote by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic, cramped post…