Navajo chapters out of ballots


With about an hour left until polls closed, the Navajo Times received unconfirmed reports that at least seven chapters have run out of ballots.

Voters in Manuelito, Cameron, Tsé Lichii, Forest Lake, Rock Point, T’iis Nasbas and Sweetwater all reported not being able to vote.

A Tsé Lichii voter said the election officials were taking people’s names, telephone numbers, census numbers and dates of birth and promising to get back to them.

“There’s a lot of people still in line,” she said.

A call to the Navajo Nation Election Administration was referred to Elections Director Edbert Little. Little was out of the office and did not immediately return a phone call.

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Cindy Yurth

Cindy Yurth is the Tséyi' Bureau reporter, covering the Central Agency of the Navajo Nation. Her other beats include agriculture and Arizona state politics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University with a cognate in geology. She has been in the news business since 1980 and with the Navajo Times since 2005, and is the author of “Exploring the Navajo Nation Chapter by Chapter.” She can be reached at