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Bill proposes postponing Navajo Nation elections

FARMINGTON, N.M. — The Navajo Nation Council is weighing legislation that would postpone this year’s election because of possible restructuring of its chapter government system.

The Daily Times in Farmington reported (http://bit.ly/1OW24TW) Saturday that delegate Leonard Tsosie is introducing a bill that would delay races for chapter officials and other offices.

The Office of Navajo Government Development has been holding public meetings since December about amending the section of tribal law that lists the authorities of chapter governments.

Among the proposed changes is grouping all 110 chapters into a regional government structure.

The bill would put off election season until after voters decide on a referendum to restructure chapter governments.

A Navajo Election Administration representative was not immediately available to comment.

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Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com

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