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Oneida Nation seeks to increase voter turnout


The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is working to register more tribal members to vote and turn out to the polls.

About 5,000 members who live within reservation boundaries are registered. Tana Aguirre, the tribe's legislative assistant, hopes that figure will grow to include all Oneidas over the age of 18.

"It's not only our young people who are first-time voters … the older population are understanding that legislation does affect our government and our culture," Aguirre told The Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Native Americans make up less than 1 percent of the state population but they could tip the vote in Wisconsin, one of the battleground states for the presidential election.

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Oneidas try to get out vote (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 10/30)