Court blocks law restricting mail-in ballot collection
Rules in favor of plaintiffs including Fort Belknap Indian Community
May 21, 2020
MISSOULA — Yellowstone County District Court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking a state law that severely restricts Native American people’s right to vote.
The action means the law is blocked pending the outcome of a hearing scheduled for May 29. The primary is June 2.
The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Montana, and Native American Rights Fund successfully sought the order halting the so-called Montana Ballot Interference Prevention ACT, which imposed severe restrictions on ballot collection efforts that are critical to Native American voters, p...