Tuesday, March 12, 2013

NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth Quoted in Article on Alaska Native Voting Issues

Cucuklillruunga!  I Voted!
NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth was recently quoted in an article that discussed poll closings in Alaska Native villages, a voter identification bill in the Alaska Legislature, the redistricting process, and the availability of election materials in indigenous languages – all issued tied to protections under the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA).  Alaska is one of just nine states that are subject to U.S. Justice Department supervision under Section 5 of the VRA, which means that any change to voting procedures must be cleared by the U.S. Justice Department before it can be implemented.  To read the full article, click here.  And, to read more about NARF’s 2008 lawsuit against the State of Alaska’s Division of Elections for its failure to provide language assistance, click here.