A request for a Chippewa Cree Tribal judge to put a hold on the general election at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation has not stopped the voting there.
The polls at Rocky Boy opened at 8 a.m., a Tribal government representative said this morning. The polls will remain open through 8 p.m. at the gymnasium in the Old Stone Child College.
The polls for the county elections, including the U.S. Representative race and statewide ballot issues as well as the contested county commissioner and justice of the peace races, are being held at a different location. The voting for the county elections is being conducted in the gymnasium of the Chippewa Cree Wellness Center.
Stacey Small and a group of other candidates who lost out on the primary election requested an injunction to delay the election until a new primary could be held. Small and the others on the request and the complaint say the election board did not properly conduct background checks as required under Tribal law and the Rocky Boy constitution.
The order issued by the court on the injunction was not available to the Havre Daily News by deadline this morning.