Sometimes seeing something in black and white brings it into clearer focus. The Native youth vote can make a difference in your community and future ifyou choose to exercise your voting privilege. Whether you are old enough to vote, or just thinking you might in the future, take a minute to answer thequestions listed below:
- Before reaching voting age, were you taught about the tribal election process for your tribe? Have you ever participated in a campaign?
- Do you feel you are more likely to follow your family’s voting preferences or find your own?
- Do you see yourself running for a political office in the future?
- If over age 18, did you vote when you were first eligible to do so?
- Did your parents share their voting experiences with you as a child?
- Do you feel your vote can make a difference?
- Would you vote only if an issue was important to you personally?
- Do you take the time to learn about issues or candidate platforms before a vote is presented?
- Are you more likely to vote in tribal elections instead of national/state elections?
- Are you more likely to vote in national/state elections instead of tribal elections?
- Do you personally know the elected officials in your community?
- What is the single most important issue (in your opinion) facing your tribe or community?
- Do you feel this issue could effectively be changed by a tribal vote in policy or law?
- Do you understand tribal sovereignty and the right it gives tribes to self-govern?
Thank you for considering the impact you could have!