Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission Filed a Report with Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Utah on the State’s Primary Election

Published July 16, 2018

ST. MICHAELS, Navajo Nation (ARIZ) – On June 26, 2018, the Office of Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission placed two staff poll watchers at Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley Welcome Center voting locations for Utah’s Primary Elections. Both staff poll watchers monitored the voting location and observed the interactions between the poll worker and voters.

During the observation, both staff poll watchers noted issues at Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley polling locations and generated a report. The report was submitted to Justin Lee, Director of Election, with the Lt. Governor’s Office on July 9, 2018. The report indicated issues that San Juan County Clerk would be able to address and correct before the November 6, 2018 General Election. The following is a list of issues that was noted in the report.

1)      Electioneering and voter intimidation by poll worker

2)      Failure of lights and air conditioning

3)      Insufficient staffing

4)      Lack of ballots and the ability to produce new ballots

5)      Lack of ballots, inability to produce new ballots

6)      Lack of internet and back-up voter roll

7)      General lack of decorum

For more information contact the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission at 928-871-7436.

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