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WASHINGTON If you want to vote in this year's presidential election, which is four weeks from today, and are not registered to vote, you must do so today or it will be too late.
The following 16 states, including the District of Columbia are:
Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
The Native News Network has joined forces with the National Congress of American Indians during this election cycle.
The National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel issued the following statement to kickoff the voter registration efforts last month:
"Over the last century since securing our rightful place at the ballot box, Native people have remained one of the most disenfranchised group of voters in the United States. Today as a result, two out of every five eligible American Indian and Alaska Native voters are not registered to vote, in 2008 over one million eligible Native voters were unregistered."
If you are a first time voter or are concerned about your ability to vote, you should to take a few simple steps to ensure that all those who are eligible have what they need to fully participate in our democracy by voting:
posted October 9, 2012 6:00 am edt