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Boosting Native American voter turnout

Posted at 7:40 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 11:11:01-04

Nevada tribal leaders are hoping to boost Native American voter turnout in the upcoming election.

More than 50,000 Nevadans are Native American, making up nearly 2% of the state's population.


On the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, which is in Reno and Hungry valley, most members are registered to vote.

But Tribal Chairman Arlan Melendez said the good registration rates don't always translate to high turnout.

Native American voter turnout has improved since 2016 after a judge ordered election officials to have polling places on Native American reservations.