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Published May 13, 2012, 04:17 PM

Some ND Voters May Face Dress Code in June

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Some North Dakota voters may face a dress code when they vote in the June election. A Cass County official says people wearing Fighting Sioux gear may be asked to take it off or cover it up before they can vote.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Some North Dakota voters may face a dress code when they vote in the June election.

A Cass County official says people wearing Fighting Sioux gear may be asked to take it off or cover it up before they can vote.

That's because people cannot campaign at the polls.

Voters will decide whether to uphold or reject a law passed by the Legislature that would require the University of North Dakota to use the Fighting Sioux nickname.

The dispute began when the NCAA told schools to get rid of American Indian nicknames or risk sanctions.

Some schools got permission from namesake tribes. UND got approval from the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, but the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has refused to hold a vote on the issue.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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