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September 30, 2020 COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES

Obstacles at Every Turn – Native Vote in a World of Coronavirus

In 2017 and 2018, the Native American Voting Rights Coalition held hearings throughout Indian Country documenting barriers to the ballot box for Native Americans. In June 2020, the Native American Rights Fund issued a detailed report highlighting the obstacles faced by Native Americans in the voting process from registering to vote, to casting a ballot, to having that vote counted. This panel discusses the recent report, and the additional barriers and considerations as a result of the coronavirus.



  • Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Clinical Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University; Co-Chair, Native American Concerns Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

Co-Sponsors: ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice, ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty


Presentation: Obstacles at Every Turn – Native Vote in a World of Coronavirus

Transcript: Obstacles at Every Turn – Native Vote in a World of Coronavirus

Obstacles at Every Turn: Barriers to Political Participation Faced by Native American Voters
Native American Rights Fund | June 4, 2020

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Native American Rights Fund

Western Native Voice v. Corey Stapleton

Native American Voting Rights: Exploring Barriers And Solutions Hearing before the Subcommittee on Elections, Committee on House Administration

DNC v. Hobbs

Voting During a Pandemic
Arizona Attorney

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