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Idaho tribes report increase in voter registration


Two Idaho tribes are reporting an increase in first-time voter registrations.

The Nez Perce Tribe registered 200 new voters while the Coeur d'Alene Tribe registered 150. The tribes took part in the national Native Vote 2004 campaign.

The tribes hope to get a 60 percent turnout on November 2. First-time voters will represent 25 to 30 percent of the ballots, tribal leaders said.

Idaho tribes are relatively small but have had political and legal successes in recent years, including the passage of a statewide gaming proposition and victories against state gas and tobacco taxation.

Get the Story:
National campaign works to bring out Indian vote (AP 10/27)

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

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