U.S. Senator Tom Udall and others led a group of Senate and House Democrats in re-introducing the Native American Voting Rights Act.
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Equal minority voting rights still face significant obstacles including in registering to vote and casting ballots. Attempts to manipulate the law in new ways that will disadvantage minority communities continue nationwide. Also see our sections on American democracy and our articles on the Voter Access, African-American Voting Rights, Latino Voting Rights or Native American Voting.
District elections maybe implemented in Orange, following voting rights lawsuit claiming city’s current at-large election method disenfranchises the Latinos
Our voice is heard through our fundamental right to vote.When policymakers erect barriers to the ballot box and silence that voice, our government fails us.
Navajo lawmaker worries election bill in the state legislature would eliminate ballot drop-off boxes hence, disenfranchise Native voters.
“Lowering voting age will give voice to young people and provide tool to hold politicians accountable to issues they care about,” Low said in a statement.
Democracy bases its legitimacy on the promise to adequately and appropriately represent the population. Switzerland’s system reveals some shortcomings.
Atrocities committed against black Americans generations ago are having an impact today on their descendants’ decision to cast ballots in elections.
Washington could remove barriers to registering to vote and casting ballots on reservations, where voter participation is lower than the rest of the state.
Native American lawmakers pushing for bills covering issues from language preservation to missing persons reporting to the Medicaid expansion.
The bill modifies the minimum information required for voter registration under state law, to allow for “nontraditional residential addresses” held by some.