Washington State Governor Enacts Native American Voting Rights Act

Robert Valencia
Mar 20, 2019 - 5:00
Washington State Governor Enacts Native American Voting Rights Act

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee on March 14 signed the Native American Voting Rights Act into law, which will facilitate ballot registration for Native Americans even if their homes on reservations do not have regular street addresses or numbers. “We believe these three steps will allow tribal members to help us form a more perfect union and make good decisions about our destiny,” Inslee said during the signing ceremony, where he was joined by tribal members and legislators, local press reported. “We believe the more voices, the more wisdom.” The bill passed the state Senate in a 34-13 vote on February 6, and the state House of Representatives passed an amended...

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