Report: Indigenous voters face racism and suppression

High Country News,  June 1, 2020

Within the last decade, a host of new laws have appeared that further disenfranchise marginalized voters, including Indigenous voters, according to the Native American Voting Rights Coalition, a nonpartisan alliance of voting rights advocates. In May, the coalition published a detailed report on widespread Native disenfranchisement.

The coalition tracked Native voting rights across the U.S., holding field hearings with tribal citizens who offered firsthand testimony about structural impediments, including long distances to polling sites off-reservation, inadequate language assistance with voter guides or ballots, and poll officials’ rejection of tribal IDs.

By Anna V. Smith

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