Get Out the Vote

Get Out The Vote

Spokane Tribal Members,

On Tuesday November 3, 2020, we have the opportunity to use our voice and our power to vote in the 2020 general election. Despite your political registration, it is important to utilize our constitutional power to make our voices heard. While voting in every election is important, this election has more riding on it than usual, every four years, Americans over the age of 18 have the legal right to vote for the next American President.

American Indians/Alaska Natives make up about two percent of the United States population. That is roughly 6 million native voices that can make a big impact on ensuring that who is in power believes in our importance and will work with tribal nations to ensure treaty rights, sovereignty, and culture remains intact and honored. Who the U.S. President, Members of Congress, state governors, state legislatures, and county and local elected officials make important policy decisions that affect Native peoples. Utilizing your right to vote will lead to better responsiveness to the needs of tribal nations and communities.

As Members of the Spokane Tribe, we have the choice to vote for those who will support us and our needs. We must do so.

November 3, 2020 is the deadline for Washington State citizens to register to vote for the General Election. The Washington State General election is also on November 3rd, you must deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 pm.

If you are not already registered to vote, you can do so at:

Voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx

At that site, you can register to vote, update your registration, and learn what is on the ballot to vote for.