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Navajo Nation vote seen as key in upcoming election


Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. says he will do "everything" he can to increase voter turnout among the largest tribe in the U.S.

Shirley says the tribe wants to register 100,000 people to vote. He says 93,000 have already signed up.

Turnout on the reservation has been historically low, at around 30 percent. Shirley says he is hoping for an 80 to 85 percent turnout.

This year, the tribal election will be held on the same day as the federal election. Tribal elections usually attracts more voters.

The Navajo Nation has about 260,000 enrolled members.

Get the Story:
Navajos may hold key to race for the White House (The London Telegraph 9/13)

Relevant Links:
Native Vote 2004 - http://www.nativevote.org

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