Voter services factor in Native American turnout

Reduced voter services, timing, lack of knowledge about the Congressional special election, and other factors contributed to low voter turnout in Montana’s Native American communities for the May election, according to Western Native Voice. Turnout in reservation precincts targeted by WNV averaged 35%, which exceeded WNV’s goal of 30% turnout. Statewide turnout totaled 54%. WNV’s organizing and media programs helped to increase voter participation in the targeted precincts. The group…

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