About the bill
With the next election less than a month away, how are Native American tribes being impacted at the ballot box — and should anything be done to increase their participation?
In at least four states Native Americans comprise at least 10 percent of their voting population: Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Many other states contain a not-insubstantial share of Native American voters as well.
But in some states, tribal members and reservation residents can face barriers to voting. These include everything from geographically distant polling locations of up to 100 miles away (because tribal members often live in some of the most inaccessible areas of the country) to “nontraditional addresses” making absentee ballots or voting by mail impossible.
Indeed, Native American voter turnout can be up to 14 ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 3, 2018
Length: 31 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on October 3, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Oct 3, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 12, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 739.
S. 3543 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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