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By Emma Epperly
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Allows non- traditional addresses to be used for voter registration on tribal lands

 


The Native American Voting Rights act was signed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee at a widely attended ceremony, Thursday.

“We believe these three steps will allow tribal members to help us form a more perfect union and make good decisions about our destiny,” said Inslee of the changes the bill makes.

The state House of Representatives passed an amended version of the bill with a 95-3 vote on March 5. House members voting against were Reps. Bob McCaslin, R- Spokane Valley, Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, and Matt Shea. R-Spokane Valley.

The bill passed the Senate on Feb. 6 with 34 in favor, 13 opp...



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