“If Indian citizens cannot participate in the state electoral processes—if they cannot vote—then the principles of democracy are seriously weakened. If Indian citizens cannot or will not vote, then the achievements of Harry Austin and Frank Harrison can be lost and their sacrifices made meaningless.”
President Clinton Pattea, Fort Mcdowell, Yavapai Nation
(excerpt from History of Indian Voting in Arizona)
Your Vote-Our Future is a statewide resource to encourage voter turnout among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Arizona. Organized by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., “Your Vote – Our Future” has been supported by the Tribes in Arizona since 2006. We encourage all Tribes in Arizona to designate a point of contact staff to help coordinate Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) efforts in their community and to access updates and additional resources during each election year.
If you would like more information about getting out the vote in your tribal community, please contact the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. at (602) 258-4822.
DEADLINES FOR 2016 ELECTIONS
GENERAL ELECTIONS: November 8, 2016
Last Day to Register: October 6, 2014 at midnight
Early Voting Begins: October 13, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline: October 10, 2016
Travis L. Lane