But Laughter, who only speaks Navajo, was told she didn’t have the right documentation. Determined to not be defeated, she enlisted the help of a dozen volunteers to help with gathering documents, and providing interpretation and legal assistance so that she could finally get her ID. Countless others on the Navajo Nation remain in a similar predicament.
This video, produced by our Flagstaff-based community journalist Hillary Abe, illustrates why voter ID is an impediment to casting a ballot.
For more on the restriction of Native Americans' voting rights, read Aura Bogado’s “Democracy in ‘Suspense’: Why Arizona’s Native Voters Are in Peril.”
Original article on The Nation