Louisiana

State of Louisiana Elections and Voting

Tribes in Louisiana

Federally Recognized Tribes 

State Recognized Tribes

  • Addai Caddo Tribe
  • Biloxi-Chitimacha Confederation of Muskogee
  • Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb
  • Clifton Choctaw
  • Four Winds Tribe Louisiana Cherokee Confederacy
  • Grand Caillou/Dulac Band
  • Isle de Jean Charles Band
  • Louisiana Choctaw Tribe
  • Natchitoches Tribe of Louisiana
  • Pointe-Au-Chien Indian Tribe
  • United Houma Nation

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Native Vote Coordinator(s):

Jeremy Zahn, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Tribal Council Member

Major Party Contact Information

Democrat
Chair, Karen Carter Peterson
www.louisianademocrats.org

Republican
Chairman, Louis Gurvich
www.la.gop

Frank LeMere Native American Presidential Forum 2019

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Candidate Forum held August 19-20, 2019 in Sioux City, Iowa was a historic occasion for Indian Country. For the first time ever, Native American voters got a first-hand account of where presidential candidates stand on today’s pressing issues, and particularly those facing Indian Country. The presidential hopefuls themselves were able to engage with Native peoples, hear their concerns, and learn that Native American issues are not partisan; they are American issues.

The forum, hosted by Four Directions, was a non-partisan event and featured a jam-packed schedule of 2020 presidential hopefuls. All major candidates vying for President of the United States in 2020 were invited to answer questions about important issues facing 5.2 million Native American voters across the country.

In all, eleven presidential candidates accepted the invitation and answered questions from a panel comprised of tribal leaders, tribal members, and Native American youth in front of a live audience at Sioux City’s Orpheum Theater and was broadcast to thousands of online viewers at www.nativevote2020.com. Indian Country Today Editor Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) served as moderator for the event.

Monday’s lineup featured Marianne Williamson, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Steve Bullock. Tuesday saw even more candidates and featured Joe Sestak, Mark Charles, John Delaney, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, and Bernie Sanders.

Candidates fielded questions and addressed a number of hot-button issues ranging from voting rights, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), climate change, healthcare, housing, tribal consultation, land into trust, law and order, drug and alcohol issues, social and economic issues, and tribal treaties and sovereignty.

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Candidate Forum may have been the first of its kind, but the dedicated efforts of tribal nations, tribal organizations, and tribal citizens, have the power to ensure that it is not the last. It is up to Native peoples to stay engaged and to show elected officials that Native concerns matter. Our strength is in our voice and come Election Day, Indian Country can show the world that every Native vote counts!

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Texas

State of Texas Elections and Voting

Key Dates

Election day is Nov. 3
Registration deadlines
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 5
In person: Oct. 5
Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Oct. 23
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
Early voting
Oct. 13 – Oct. 30, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live

Tribes in Texas

Federally Recognized Tribes

  • Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
  • Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo

State Recognized Tribes

Native Vote Coordinators

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Native Vote Coordinator(s):

Manuel Davila

Karla Aguilar

Madelein Santibanez

Jeremy Zahn

Major Party Contact Information

Democrat

Gilberto Hinjosa, Chair
https://www.texasdemocrats.org/

Republican
Allen West, Chairman

texasgop.org 

Arkansas

Native Vote Coordinators

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Major Party Contact Information

Democrat
Chairman, Vincent Insalaco
www.arkdemsdev.org

Republican
Chairman, Doyle Webb
www.arkansasgop.org

Nebraska

Native Vote Coordinators

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Major Party Contact Information

Democrat
Chair, Vincent Powers
www.nebraskademocrats.org

Republican
Chairman, Dan Welch
www.ne.gop

Missouri

Native Vote Coordinators

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Major Party Contact Information

Democrat
Chair, Roy Temple
www.missouridemocrats.org

Republican
Chairman, John Hancock
www.missouri.gop

Iowa

Native Vote Coordinators

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Major Party Contact Information

Democrat
Chair, Dr. Andy McGuire
www.iowademocrats.org

Republican
Chairman, Jeff Kaufmann
www.iowagop.org