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South Dakota agrees to open voting stations on reservations

The state of South Dakota has agreed to open early voting offices on reservations.

Secretary of State Jason Gant accepted a proposal from Four Directions Inc., an Indian voting rights group, to establish stations in three counties that are home to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and Oglala Sioux Tribe.

In the 2012 election, Four Directions paid for early voting stations in Buffalo, Dewey and Jackson counties. The agreement will require the state to pay the costs by using federal funds provided by the Help America Vote Act.

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