Indian Health Services

NEW YORK – Almost two out of five American Indians and Alaska Natives eligible to vote are not registered, but according to a new report by national policy center Demos, designating Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities as official voter registration agencies under the National Voting Rights Act (...
06/19/2012
Press Release
One way that can happen is to increase the velocity of voter registration by going to places where Native Americans already gather. One such magnet is the local clinic. A new report from Demos explains why the Indian health clinic is ideal: “Appropriate IHS facilities should be designated as...
06/18/2012
News/Resource
IHS facilities can advance political participation of American Indians and Alaska Natives by becoming voter registration agencies under the auspices of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA). The registration process would be similar to what occurs at public assistance offices across...
06/18/2012
Data Byte
Moreover, a huge number of American Indians and Alaska Natives live below the poverty line. Voting experts have found that income is a major predictor of whether an individual is registered to vote.6 Among the American population at large, 11.5 million low-income Americans are not registered to...
06/18/2012
Data Byte
American Indians and Alaska Natives voting rates are among the lowest of all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. Almost two out of five eligible American Indians and Alaska Natives are not registered to vote. Even among registered American Indians and Alaska Natives, the turnout rate is 5 to 14...
06/18/2012
Data Byte
According to all available data, the voter participation rate of the first Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, is among the lowest of any ethnic group in the country. There are complex historical and cultural reasons that make the issue of voting among American Indians and Alaska...
06/18/2012
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