2018 Voting News Stories

Navajo Nation demands changes to voting procedures (White Mountain Independent) 12/18/18

Navajo Nation files suit saying Arizona, counties discriminated against tribal voters (Tucson.com) 11/20/18

Democrats name Indian lawmaker as leader in South Dakota Senate (Indianz) 11/19/18

Yes! Magazine: Indian Country fights for the right to vote (Indianz) 11/19/18

Native Americans win elections in Utah after voicing support for Bears Ears (Sierra Club) 11/15/18

Lujan, House Democrats introduce legislation to protect Native American voting rights (U.S. Representative Ben Ray Lujan) 11/14/18 (See 115th Congress H.R.7127)

In one Utah county, redrawing voting maps led to the historic shift for Navajo lawmakers (PBS) 11/12/18

Few Native American voters had ID issues in North Dakota (WTOC 11) 11/8/18

Native American Rep.-Elect Deb Haaland makes history with Congressional win (WBUR) 11/8/18

Only one state makes history with election of first Native governor (Indianz) 11/7/18

Native Americans just made history in this Utah county (Vice) 11/7/18

A new North Dakota law threatened Native American votes. They responded by turning out in historic numbers (TIME) 11/7/18

Native women headed to Congress for first time after historic election (Indianz) 11/7/18

Democrat Heidi Heitkamp just lost her North Dakota Senate seat to conservative Kevin Cramer (Mother Jones) 11/6/18

North Dakota's Native American tribes scrambling to print new IDs ahead of midterm elections (ABC News) 11/6/18

Native American Voting Rights Coalition (Native News Online) 11/6/18

ACLU sets up hotline for Election Day assistance, violations (Public News Service) 11/5/18

Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (Indianz) 11/5/18

Native women thank Heidi Heitkamp on eve of critical election (Indianz) 11/5/18

Six Native voters who joined lawsuit will be allowed to vote under judge's order (The Bismarck Tribune) 11/3/18 (See Complaint via NARF)

'People are energized': Utah's Navajo set to undo legacy of gerrymandering (The Salt Lake Tribune) 11/1/18

Crow citizens upset after chairman aligns tribe with Republicans (Indianz) 11/1/8

NARF files lawsuit challenging North Dakota voter ID law and calling for relief of eligible voters (NARF) 10/30/18 (See Complaint)

Tribes lead way on climate change ballot measure (Indian Country Today) 10/30/18

Standing Rock's countdown to Election Day (High Country News) 10/26/18

Dave Matthews and Mark Ruffalo to host free concert in North Dakota to encourage Native American voters (ABC News) 10/25/18

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and nonproft partners team up to get out the vote (Native News Online) 10/24/18

Native voters energized by restrictive voter ID law (Native News Online) 10/23/18

Election Day: More polling places on Nevada Tribal Lands (Public News Service) 10/22/18

It's so important for indigenous people to vote (Anchorage Press) 10/18/18

A voter ID decision could impact Native Americans - and the Senate race - in North Dakota (CNN) 10/12/18

Native voting rights group aims to remove hurdles in North Dakota (The Bismarck Tribune) 10/12/18

Udall, Senate Democrats introduce Native American Voting Rights Act (U.S. Senator Tom Udall) 10/3/18 (See 115th Congress S.3543)

North Dakota officials tell tribes of election requirements (NOA) 10/1/18

Native Americans fight back at the ballot box (Texarkana Gazette) 9/30/18

Appeals court ruling setback for Native Americans challenging North Dakota's voter ID law (Inforum) 9/24/18

Disenfranchising Native Americans: Court divided on voting law in Arizona (Indianz) 9/13/18

Appeals Court hearing arguments on North Dakota voter ID (U.S. News) 9/10/18

Native Americans work to break down barriers to voting (VOA) 8/15/18

Seminole Tribe spends another $5 million to protect gaming empire (Indianz) 8/14/18

Voting rights advocates used to have an ally in the government. That's changing. (New York Times) 8/12/18

Navajo candidate going back on ballot after winning lawsuit (Indianz) 8/8/18

Meet the Native Americans running for office in 2018 (High Country News) 8/3/18

Tribal leaders tell Senate voting barriers are persistent, systemic (Arizona Daily Sun) 7/19/18

Navajo candidate sues after being kicked off San Juan County ballot (Wyoming Public Media) 6/22/18

President Trump is spurring Native American women to run for office (TIME) 6/20/18

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot (Standard-Examiner) 6/20/18

Native American vote could have impact in midterms: Activists (ABC News) 6/11/18

Prospect of Native congresswoman galvanizes American Indians (Myrtle Beach Online) 6/7/18

ND voter ID settlement conference ends without resolution (The Dickinson Press) 5/29/18

Mark Trahant: Three Native women are running for top office in Minnesota (Indianz) 5/24/18

Distance, language can still pose challenge to Native American voting (Arizona Daily Independent) 5/14/18

North Dakota agrees to settlement talks over voter ID laws (Rapid City Journal) 5/9/18

Federal judge won't delay North Dakota voter ID ruling (Gillette News Record) 5/2/18

#NativeVote18: '100+ and growing' Native candidates seeking early votes in primaries countrywide (Indian Country Today) 4/30/18

Navajos: Utah County was Native candidate off ballot (VOA News) 4/27/18

Federal judge expands tribal ID options for North Dakota (12 WBOY) 4/4/18

What the 2018 midterms could mean for Native voting (High Country News) 3/23/18

Why should Native Americans vote? Protecting sacred sites is one answer (Indian Country Today) 3/12/18

Settlement announced in Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission v. San Juan County (The Independent) 2/22/18 (See Navajo Nation v. San Juan County)

North Dakota wants Judge to lift order allowing affidavits (U.S. News) 1/17/18

Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans (The New York Times) 1/11/18

For Native Americans, a 'historic moment' on the path to power at the ballot box (The News Buzz) 1/4/18


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