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By Calah Schlabach
Cronkite News 

System could help tribal members past one voter registration hurdle


Last updated 10/13/2020 at 4:32pm


Advocates welcomed a new policy that makes it easier for people without standard street addresses-a common issue in tribal areas-to register to vote.

WASHINGTON, D.C-Advocates said a new policy that lets Arizona residents without traditional street addresses register to vote online is not perfect-but it's a vast improvement over the old process.

"It's critical," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said of the change this month by the Arizona Secretary of State's office. "This is a very important election, I think, across the country, and we want our votes to be counted."

The change allows prospective voters with nontraditional addresses to still register online with the use of "plus codes"-latitude- and longitude-based location codes th...

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