By Ryan Blake for The Spokesman-Review
Washington could remove barriers to registering to vote and casting ballots on reservations, where voter participation is lower than the rest of the state. Committees in the House and Senate on Wednesday considered identical versions of the Native American Voting Rights Act, which would allow tribal members with nontraditional addresses to register and be mailed ballots and allow tribes to request more drop boxes.
Problems with addresses and distant drop boxes prevent tribal members from registering and voting, said Alex Hur, who represents One America and Washington Voting Justice Coalition.
Read the full article here or see Democracy Chronicles recent reporting on about the monumental Native American Voting Rights Bill Proposed in Washington State, currently under debate in the state legislature.