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Lummi Nation hopes to increase voter turnout

The Lummi Nation of Washington didn't meet its goals for new voter registrations but tribal members are still working hard to increase turnout on November 2.

About 2,250 people on the reservation are registered. The tribe hoped to add 1,000 more to the rolls but the "Rock the Rez" campaign got about 300 new voters.

Washington tribes played a role in the 2000 U.S. Senate election when Slade Gorton was defeated. This year, they focused opposition on a ballot initiative that would allow slot machines at non-Indian card clubs.

Get the Story:
Lummi Nation stresses value of the American Indian vote (The Bellingham Herald 10/18)

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