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LLVOTES: Impact of the Native Vote

 

November 8, 2022



CASS LAKE-Native Americans have only been able to vote for less than 60 years, and still to this day fight against voter suppression, making exercising your right to vote all the more powerful.

In a study done by the Native American Rights Fund, it was found that only 66 percent of the known eligible Native American voting population is registered to vote. There are over 1,000,000 eligible Native American voters (18+) in the United States who are not registered.

There are 574 federally recognized Indian tribes, nearly 6.8 million American Indian and Alaskan Natives living in the United States. Of those, approximately 4.7 million are over the age of 18 and eligible to vote.

If Tribal communities come together to actively vote in all elections, large change can come from our voice alone.

Native voters have impacted elections for candidates from both major political parties:

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