2020 Voting News Stories


Shining a light on the Native vote with data (Crosscut) 12/16/20

Often overlooked Native American voters poised to become powerful voting bloc in Michigan (Michigan Radio) 11/11/20

Despite record voter turnout, Indigenous communities face different kinds of voter suppression (ABC News) 11/11/20

How Indigenous voters swung the 2020 election (High Country News) 11/6/20

Native American women soar in election, and other key wins for women (Women's Agenda) 11/4/20

'Jim Crow, Indian style': How Native Americans were denied the right to vote for decades (The Washington Post) 11/1/20

Ending the 2020 Census early is an act of violence against Native Americans (Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review) 10/21/20

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe partners with Lakota People’s Law Project to get out the vote in swing states and tribal nations (Indian Country Today) 10/19/20

San Juan County expands in-person voting on the Navajo Nation during the pandemic (Salt Lake Tribune) 10/18/20

Voter suppression in Bingham Township, 1866 (Northern Express) 10/17/20

Settlement will bring satellite voting offices to Blackfeet reservation (Montana Public Radio) 10/14/20

Election spurs questions around voting barriers for Indigenous people (Arizona Public Media) 10/14/20

Native organizations codemn U.S. Supreme Court order ending the 2020 Census early and validating an undercount of historic proportons of American Indians and Alaska Natives (Indianz) 10/14/20

Alaska Supreme Court rules that absentee voters won’t need witnesses (Alaska Public Media) 10/13/20

Pascua Yaqui & Pima Recorder tussle over early voting on Tucson reservation (Tuscon Sentinel) 10/8/20

How the pandemic has complicated voting access for millions of Native Americans (PBS) 10/6/20

Navajo citizens challenge mail-in ballot ruling (Indian Country Today) 9/29/20

100K tribal citizens can decide Michigan electoral votes (Indian Country Today) 9/29/20

Access to the polls for Native voters in rural Nevada (Indian Country Today) 9/27/20

Montana law allegedly restricting Native American voting rights struck down (Great Falls Tribune) 9/25/20

Arizona policy could help Natives in voter registration hurdle (Indian Country Today) 9/15/20

Tribal nations face continued voter suppression (High Country News) 9/14/20

Arizona has suppressed Black, Latino and Native American voters for more than a century (Arizona Central) 9/13/20

2 Arizona tribes join lawsuit against U.S. Census Bureau for plan to end count early (Arizona Central) 9/5/20

Virtual talking circle as a precedent; showcasing Native women (Indian Country Today) 9/4/20

Lawsuit challenging restrictions on Native voting rights goes to trial (Great Falls Tribune) 9/3/20

Will vote-by-mail leave out Native Americans? (Indian Country Today) 9/1/20

Crow Tribe partners with Montana Native Vote to get members counted in the 2020 Census (Indian Country Today) 8/31/20

Congresswoman Deb Haaland: "Voting is sacred" (West River Eagle) 8/20/20

What women's suffrage owes to Indigenous culture (YES! Magazine) 8/19/20

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe partners with Lakota People’s Law Project, Senator Udall, Representative Luján to forward Native American Voting Rights Act (Indian Country Today) 8/19/20

Meet the Indigenous wmen who fought for the vote (Medium) 8/14/20

After decades of undercounting, Native Americans push to be represented in census (The Durango Herald) 8/9/20

National Native organizations issue joint statement on U.S. Census Bureau Change to 2020 Census Operations (Indian Country Today) 8/6/20

In 1920, Native women sought the vote. Here's what's next. (The New York Times) 7/31/20

Nez urges lawmakers, election officials to come up with alternatives to preserve tribal members' rights to vote (Navajo-Hopi Observer) 7/23/20

2020 Census: National Congress of American Indians Representatives (Turtle Talk) 7/15/20

Court blocks Montana law that restricts voting rights of Native Americans (Indian Country Today) 7/8/20

Mail-in voting isn't an answer in Indian Country. Senators urge DOJ to accomodate tribes (KUNR Public Radio) 7/2/20

For Navajo Nation in Arizona, the election process is complicated and problematic (NPR) 6/29/20

The power of California's Native American youth in the 2020 Census (Indian Country Today) 6/19/20

Cronkite News: Census field workers back on Navajo Nation, with work cut out for them (Indianz) 6/19/20

Pandemic adds urgency to Census effort on tribal lands (Oregon Public Broadcasting) 6/18/20

'It's so important for our young people to vote' (Indian Country Today) 6/15/20

Native Sun News Today: Pandemic protocols portend census undercount on tribal lands (Indianz) 6/8/20

If voting is made 'easier' Indian Country will vote (Indian Country Today) 6/4/20

Investigation reveals a consistent picture: 'It's really hard to vote in Indian Country' (Indian Country Today) 6/8/20

Voting rights advocate wins NM primary (Indian Country Today) 6/3/20

Report: Indigenous voters face racism and suppression (High Country News) 6/1/20

Fewer polling places present challenges for Native voters (New Mexico In Depth) 5/27/20

Montana court temporarily blocks Montana law that restricts Native American voting rights (Turtle Talk) 5/26/20

Tribes and voting rights group notify South Dakota of serious voter registration violations (Turtle Talk) 5/22/20

UCLA Preliminary Report on Census 2020 and 2010 Response Rates on American Indian Reservations (Turtle Talk) 5/19/20

Western states lead the way in vote-by-mail elections (High Country News) 5/15/20

Assembly panel approves Ramos bill to boost Native American voter participation (California State Assembly Democratic Caucus) 5/13/20

2010 census changed voting maps in San Juan Country, but fears of an undercount loom (The Salt Lake Tribune) 5/2/20

Federal judge signs settlement in North Dakota voter ID lawsuits (The Bismarck Tribune) 4/29/20

The fundamental law (Sierra Magazine) 5/20

Tribes, North Dakota file final agreement in voter ID lawsuits (The Bismarck Tribune) 4/24/20

New Mexico Supreme Court to consider mail-in election petition (Santa Fe New Mexican) 4/13/20

First Native American super PAC's leader has Utah roots (The Salt Lake Tribune) 3/24/20

Tribes, voting rights groups challenge Montana ballot drop off law (Montana Public Radio) 3/12/20

Native campaigns: The untold story of the presidential 2020 election (Indian Country Today) 3/7/20

Lujan pushes bill to expand Native American voting access (Santa Fe New Mexican) 2/14/20

As the 2020 elections loom, the House hears testimony about Native voting rights (High Country News) 2/14/20

'What's old is new again': Advocates say tribal voting hurdles remain (The Salt Lake Tribune) 2/13/20

Ballot harvesting or a voting assist? (Indian Country Today) 2/11/20

Casting the Indigenous vote in New Hampshire primary (Indian Country Today) 2/10/20

South Dakota bars IDs and 'disenfranchises' tribal citizens (Indian Country Today) 2/9/20

North Dakota Native Vote plans to maximize voter turnout (Williston Herald) 2/6/20

Iowa caucus, Native style (Indian Country Today) 2/2/20

A 'big win' for Native voters; divided appeals court lifts election burdens (Indian Country Today) 1/30/20

New North Dakota election chief disputes checkered past, looks to 'be responsive' to voter ID issues (The Bismarck Tribune) 1/28/20

'A Native lens' on the 2020 presidential campaigns (Indian Country Today) 1/17/20

Getting out the vote in Indian Country (Nevada Current) 1/17/20

Round 2: Asking the presidential candidates about Indian Country's issues (Indian Country Today) 1/14/20

New Mexico GOP courting Latinos, Native American voters (Indian Country Today) 1/13/20


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