The Montana House on Wednesday shot down a bill that aimed to expand voting opportunities for Native Americans.
Native American Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Native American voting rights concern the indigenous peoples within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. Also see our articles on global Indigenous Peoples Voting Rights or Minority Voting in America.
A heavily amended Montana tribal voting bill expands Native American voting access although not all tribes are satisfied with the bill.
Some Native Americans are worried about losing representation in this year’s state legislative session in GOP-led Montana.
New Mexico’s new legislation, HB 231, puts in place significant protections, guaranteeing access to the ballot box on native lands.
Montana is moving to protect the right to vote of indigenous communities, introducing a bill for a Native American Voting Rights Act.
The voting rights settlement between San Juan County and Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission will likely be extended into 2024.
Covid-19 was the excuse for the closure of in-person polling in Native American reservations prompting Democrats to press AG Barr for clarification.
Experts worry push for 2020 mail voting could leave Native American voters behind. Struggles will include issues like mail access and language barriers.
American democracy would not have seen light of day without the contribution of Native Americans. However, their rights to participation are often dented.
Suquamish Tribal Chairman has called upon U.S. Congress to adopt a Native Voting Rights Act similar to that recently passed by Washington State legislature.