© 2020
Telling West Virginia's Story
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
TV Outages in Eastern Panhandle

The Native Vote In North Dakota

Evan Butcher of the Chippewa Tribe plays basketball with younger boys at an encampment near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
Evan Butcher of the Chippewa Tribe plays basketball with younger boys at an encampment near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Tribal citizens in North Dakota have won a major victory in their right to vote. 

North Dakota has strict voter ID laws requiring proof of a fixed address before one can make a successful trip to the polls. Many native citizens have no such address.

However, the state is entering a new agreement with two native tribes, that allows tribal citizens to vote even if they don’t have a traditional address.

How will this affect state elections going forward?

Copyright 2020 WAMU 88.5. To see more, visit WAMU 88.5.


WVPB is local news, education, music, and entertainment for West Virginia.
Your donation today will help keep us strong and vital.