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Election goes forward; vote total expected Friday


An election asking voters on Rocky Boys' Indian Reservation to approve several changes to the tribe's constitution and bylaws went forward as planned Tuesday. The Bureau of Indian Affairs official running the election said enough people have voted to make the results legitimate.

Ballots will not be counted until Friday.

About 94 people voted in person Tuesday, said James Montes, BIA field officer at Rocky Boy. By law, the BIA administers secretarial elections like the one that took place Tuesday.

At least 40 absentee ballots have been received, bringing the total number of votes easily abov...

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