Testimony: Arizona's Native American And Hispanic Voters Disenfranchised

Oct 2, 2019

Native American and Hispanic leaders have told a panel of members of Congress that decisions to reduce the number of polling stations and restrict early voting have disenfranchised members of their community in Arizona.

Credit northernpublicradio.org

Members of an election subcommittee for the U.S. House of Representatives met in Phoenix Tuesday to discuss voter issues. The hearing also included several of Arizona's congressional delegates.

Native American leaders said their tribal members live in isolated and rural areas and have little access to voting locations.

Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez said members of his tribe live in remote and rural areas and have difficulty accessing polling locations. He said many also use Navajo as their primary language and that they don't always have access to adequate translation services on election materials.