Voter ID law and manipulated legislative boundaries are among ways Native Americans’ votes are diluted in Dakotas, a U.S. House panel was told on Tuesday.
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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.
Tribes denounce North Dakota identification law that led to poor access to discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements.
Two bills to increase access to democracy for Washington voters were signed by Gov. Inslee after passing through both chambers of the state Legislature.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall and others led a group of Senate and House Democrats in re-introducing the Native American Voting Rights Act.
Navajo lawmaker worries election bill in the state legislature would eliminate ballot drop-off boxes hence, disenfranchise Native voters.
Native Hawaiians divided on federal recognition saying they won’t settle for less than complete independence and control of more than million acres of land.
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.
Jonathan Nez sworn in as Navajo nation president restoring hope, resilience and change Tuesday, drawing from the tribe’s history as a way to move forward.