Many Native IDs Won't Be Accepted At North Dakota Polling Places

NPR,  October 13, 2018

Tens of thousands of North Dakotans, including Native and non-Native residents, do not have residential addresses on their IDs and will now find it harder to vote.

They will have the option of proving their residency with "supplemental documentation," like utility bills, but according to court records, about 18,000 North Dakotans don't have those documents, either.

And in North Dakota, every resident is eligible to vote without advance voter registration — so people might not discover the problem until they show up to cast their ballot. ...

[Jamie Azure, the tribal chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians], says that the North Dakota law might have an unintended effect.

"It's already unified the tribes in North Dakota. Now we're working together," he tells NPR, describing the efforts to coordinate letters confirming residents' eligibility to vote.

By Camila Domonoske

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