More tribal documents now allowed to cast a ballot in ND

Judge Daniel Hovland reversed his own temporary order

BISMARCK, ND – A federal judge has agreed to expand the proof of identity Native Americans can use for North Dakota elections.

The decision reverses his temporary order that allowed voters without a state–approved ID to cast ballots by signing a legal document.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland’s ruling adds other tribal documents to the state’s list of valid forms of ID.

It also eliminates a requirement that those documents include residential street addresses.

Those sometimes aren’t assigned on American Indian reservations.

A lawyer for tribal members called the judge’s ruling a victory.

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